Posted on 10th April 2013
The work of officers from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be posted online in short, succinct updates after one of the team made the leap to Twitter.
PCSO Michaela Daniels is Derbyshire’s 20th Safer Neighbourhood Tweeter and will be keeping followers up-to-date on everything the team does.
Tweets she will be sending out will include witness appeals, crime prevention advice, dates of meetings, police initiatives and early warnings about topics such as road closures or serious incidents.
Michaela said: “I’m new to Twitter and it does take some getting used to, but it’s been clear from the start that it’s a fantastic way to keep in touch with the local community.
“More and more people go on Twitter for their information and I want to be able to tell people in Fairfield about issues that are affecting them.
“People can also talk to me over Twitter, too, so it’s a great communication tool to go alongside meeting up with people face-to-face.
“I’ll be updating followers about a whole range of topics and hope it will help the team keep our neighbourhoods safe.”
Twitter users who want to stay in the know about policing simply need to search for Michaela’s profile - @FairfieldSNT – on the social networking site and click ‘follow’.
They can then view all updates she sends out and interact with her if you have any questions about the team’s work.
Recent Safer Neighbourhood profiles launched on the site include Hathersage and Matlock.
Derbyshire police launched its own Twitter site in 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with more than 18,500 followers.
The force also recently launched a Derby County profile to keep football fans updated with any policing issues and information about Rams matches.
The Fairfield 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.