Posted on 28th November 2013
Residents in Ashbourne and the surrounding area can keep up-to-date about local policing issues in their community by following one of their officers on Twitter.
Peter Jones, who has recently joined the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team, is the latest officer to take to the social media site.
PCSO Jones will be out on the beat and keeping people in his area in the know about neighbourhood issues, including witness appeals, police initiatives and any dates for the diary.
Peter will also be sending out tweets about crime prevention advice and warnings about topics such as road closures or serious incidents.
He said: “Twitter is becoming hugely popular and it is a great opportunity for me to communicate with people in the area on another level.
“It’s where a lot of people go to find out what is happening in their area and it will give us the chance to keep them up to speed with any neighbourhood issues.
“People can ask me questions about the teams work and see tips about crime prevention advice and road closures.
“I wanted to get involved with Twitter to show people the work that we are doing to help keep their neighbourhood safe.”
To follow Peter on Twitter, visit the social networking site, search for @AshbourneSNT and click ‘follow’.
You will then be able to view all updates Peter sends out and to interact with him if you have any questions about the team’s work.
Derbyshire police launched its own Twitter site in 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with over 23,000 followers.
The Ashbourne policing team and all other SNT Twitter profiles will appeal for information on crimes through Twitter but you should always report crimes by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
For more information call 101.