Law Enforcement Leaders Must Embrace Social Media

In the last five years, the number of law enforcement agencies using social media has risen dramatically. Today, a majority of departments use social media in some way to engage their communities, market their departments and solve crime. I don’t believe social media would be so widely used and accepted by law enforcement if our leaders had not supported these efforts.

I have met many law enforcement leaders from across the country that have embraced the use of social media by their departments and have taken it another step further and now use it themselves. I always saw a great benefit from a law enforcement executive connecting with their community through social media. However, I never really thought it was a necessity. I never thought of it as a must have. All of that changed yesterday.

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Current #LESM News

  • Killer's extra jail time for online posts 21 Sep 2017 16:44 BBC Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Aidan McAteer was jailed in May after admitting causing the death of Violet-Grace Youens A hit-and-run killer has had his jail term increased after he put posts on social media from inside prison. Aidan …
  • Duterte spends National Day of Protest with Marawi troops 21 Sep 2017 16:37 INQUIRER.net President Rodrigo Duterte (seated in light fatigue uniform) meets with military officials in Marawi on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Photo courtesy of CHRISTOHPER GO, special assistant to the president) Published: 7:56 p.m., Sept. 21, 2017 | Updated: 12:14 a …
  • Iraq: Missed Opportunity for Comprehensive Justice 21 Sep 2017 16:28 Human Rights Watch (New York) – The United Nations Security Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. The council unanimously adopted a resolution on September 21, 2017, …
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  • Isis fanatic who tried to 'liberate' Windsor Castle is jailed 21 Sep 2017 15:41 Metro Cafe Taha Hussain has been jailed for four-and-a-half years (Picture: EPA) A young Isis fanatic has been jailed for spreading terrorist propaganda saying politicians, police and soldiers were the ‘best of all people to kill’. Taha Hussain was 19 at the time he …

This is a fantastic message for law enforcement!

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