Posted on 22nd January 2014
Twitter users in two areas of Derby can keep up to speed on what their local police officers are doing after the teams headed online.
Officers from Littleover and Normanton Safer Neighbourhood Teams have joined the social network site to give out news, appeals and crime prevention tips to web users.
The Littleover account – @LittleoverSNT – is being run by PCSO Megan Wyatt and covers the entire Safer Neighbourhood area.
PCSOs Ruth Barker and Mark Cox are running the second profile, which is called @SunnyHillSNT and covers the Sunny Hill and Austin areas.
PCSO Barker, from the Normanton team, said: “We were really keen to get involved with Twitter because it’s a great, quick way for us to keep in touch with local people.
“It allows us to send out crime prevention tweets, appeals on particular incidents and lets us engage with our community in a new way.
“More and more people use it so it’s important for us to be on there and speaking to our local Twitter users.”
The @SunnyHillSNT profile was previously called @LittleoverSNT on Twitter, so any followers of the former Littleover account will automatically be following Sunny Hill.
The new Littleover account has been set up from scratch, so people who live in that area will need to find and follow @LittleoverSNT.
Both accounts will be used by the officers to promote police events, ask for information on crimes, warn people about road closures and ongoing incidents, and to share up-to-date crime prevention advice.
To find out more and to follow the teams, click here.