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Local Police All Use Twitter

Tweeting BOLOs, APBs and more!

     
12:10 am on Oct 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I never paid much attention to whether law enforcement tweeted or not until today when a local shopping mall had some guy groping kids and the police tweeted his picture hoping someone could identify the person.

I wasn't surprised exactly, I'm not sure what I was, perhaps impressed that an instant media was being used in real-time to try to locate a real criminal.

I know it's nothing new, but it just struck me with awe how integrated things like twitter have become into the fabric of modern life that the police dept., with thousands of followers, can reach out and directly touch the community in real time no matter where they are at that moment as long as they have a mobile device handy.

While Twitter isn't perfect, it's giving us a glimpse of how universal communications will happen in the future, which could be still using twitter if they play their cards right.
9:39 pm on Oct 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Our local police use Twitter to spread the word when a senior goes missing. There is no amber alert type system for seniors yet so Twitter can be a quick way to get the work out.
5:59 am on Oct 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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My thoughts is to create a centralized Twitter account that will be monitored 24/7 for complaints just accessible by the local community.
6:24 am on Oct 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The future of Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke is getting closer. :)
6:41 am on Dec 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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