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

  • Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police 23 Nov 2017 04:58 AP News / Indystar DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington …
  • Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police 23 Nov 2017 04:56 The Fresno Bee U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported …
  • Twitter's egalitarian ethos is out of step with the real world 23 Nov 2017 04:50 The Sydney Morning Herald This month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280. Weirdly, the world didn't end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was OK. Some might …
  • The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo 23 Nov 2017 04:45 Myrtle Beach Sun News The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos …
  • Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo 23 Nov 2017 04:41 The Herald The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos …

This is a fantastic message for law enforcement!

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