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Safer Neighbourhood officers tweet from the beat in Wirksworth

Posted on 25th February 2014


PC Winterbottom and PCSO Lester take to Twitter to keep residents updated

Residents in Wirksworth and Middleton can now follow their Safer Neighbourhood team on Twitter as the officers take to the social media site.

PC Mathew Winterbottom and PCSO Sue Lester will be tweeting from the beat to keep residents up to date with policing issues and events in their local community.

PC Winterbottom from the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Twitter is becoming hugely popular and it provides us with new ways to further spread the policing message.

“We will be keeping residents updated with any neighbourhood issues and witness appeals, along with upcoming police initiatives and campaigns.

“Residents who follow our Twitter account can ask us any questions about our teams work and will be able to find out information on roads closures, serious incidents and crime prevention advice to increase their personal and home security.”

To follow the team on Twitter, visit the social networking site, search for @WirksworthSNT and click ‘follow’. You will then be able to view of the team’s updates.  

Derbyshire police launched its own Twitter site in 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with over 23,000 followers.

The Wirksworth and Middleton 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.

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