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Mike Bires

Social Media Strategies

Officer Mike Bires has been a police officer for more than 20 years in Southern California. Along with working assignments in corrections, SWAT, bike patrol, and as a field training officer, Mike is currently a university resource officer for a large university. Having a background in website design and development, he is on the Azusa Police Department’s Social Media Team and is the developer of their website. He is also the founder of LawEnforcement.Social, which is a law enforcement social media resource website.”

You can follow Mike on Twitter at @iSocialCop.

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When internet trolls harass your department, don’t take the bait
Cell 411 could prove be deadly for civilians and law enforcement
When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do?
If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient
Unlike popular social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, Nextdoor is a virtual neighborhood watch social media platform for specific neighborhoods
The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves
It is our mission to make our departments look like the finest law enforcement officers (and people) on the face of the Earth — you have nothing to fear
There are dozens of networks your department could join — how do you make the most of your limited time?