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Grangewood, Brampton, Boythorpe and Birdholme residents can follow their local PCSO as he tweets from the streets

Posted on 1st May 2014

Chris Milnes

Residents living in the Grangewood, Brampton, Boythorpe and Birdholme areas can follow their local PCSO who is now tweeting from the streets in his patch.

PCSO Chris Milnes, of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, is the latest officer in the Chesterfield area to use the social networking site.

He is one of more than 60 officers from across Derbyshire who have volunteered to help keep residents informed in short messages about the work of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.

Officers use Twitter to share details of daily patrols, operations they take part in and offer crime prevention advice. They will also make appeals for information about local crime.

PCSO Milnessaid: “I think that using Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with the local community. I’ll be able to update followers with information about my patrols and any issues that are affecting the area.

“People will also be able to send me messages which I’ll be able to reply to, which means the site gives me another way in which I can communicate with local residents.”

Derbyshire Constabulary launched its own Twitter profile in 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with the public. To date, the force has more than 25,000 followers.

You can follow PCSO Milnes and the work of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team by visiting the Twitter website and searching @HbrookRotherSNT.

Residents in other parts of the Chesterfield area can also follow @ChesterfieldSNT, which covers the town centre, @StaveleySNT, @InkersallSNT and @NewboldSNT.

To follow other neighbourhood officers on Twitter in Derbyshire, subscribe to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams list on Twitter, or follow @DerbysPolice to receive tweets from across the county.

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