Social Media CAN Make a Difference

SM LightbulbI have often talked and spoken about the benefits of law enforcement using social media.  I think most of us who use it, recognize what a powerful tool social media can be.  Law enforcement uses social media for many reasons.  We use it to check the backgrounds on our recruits; for investigations; to educate our citizens; to provide information; for homeland security purposes; to market our departments and dozens of other reasons.

We in law enforcement have used social media recently as a counter balance for all of the negativity directed toward us in the media and through social media.  We post information about all of the positive accomplishments of our staff and provide great examples of our engagement with our communities.  Are we making a difference?  Are our citizens actually getting the message?

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Current #LESM News

  • “Fuel on the Fire” 20 Sep 2017 00:41 Human Rights Watch On October 2, 2016 scores of people, possibly hundreds, died at the annual Irreecha cultural festival of Ethiopia’s ethnic Oromo people, following a stampede triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and discharge of firearms in response to an …
  • Containing tension in South-East 19 Sep 2017 23:59 Punch RECENT bloody clashes between the Nigerian military and one of the separatist groups in the South-East of the country have once again highlighted the contradictions in the Nigerian state and the need to urgently address the vexatious national question. It …
  • Award-winning film ‘Respeto’ opens Sept. 20 19 Sep 2017 23:53 INQUIRER.net Abra in “Respeto” That the film “Respeto” will have its nationwide theatrical run today, Sept. 20, the eve of the 45th anniversary of martial law, is not lost on its director, Treb Monteras. The movie, which bagged seven awards, including best picture at …
  • 'Very targeted, certainly overkill': Graphic video shows man gunned down in Scarborough building 19 Sep 2017 23:41 CFTO Rachael D'Amore, CTV News Toronto Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:17AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:54PM EDT Police have released graphic surveillance footage showing the brazen murder of a man inside a Scarborough building’s …
  • Suu Kyi condemns abuses, but quiet on Army role 19 Sep 2017 22:42 The Asian Age UN chief urges Army pull back, Amnesty says Nobel winner burying head in sand. Naypyidaw/Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame …

This is a fantastic message for law enforcement!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjK8iEEguE8