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June 14, 2012 KCPD Media Unit
Come on the second Kansas City Police “tweet along” Friday night
Kansas City Police will once again give the public a first-hand look at what happens on an officer’s typical shift in their tweet-along Friday.
From 8 p.m. to midnight June 15, a member of the department’s Media Unit will ride along with officers in the urban core and tweet everything that happens. The public is invited to follow along at twitter.com/kcpolice.
Chief Darryl Forté conceived the idea because he wanted to give the public a better idea of what officers face on a given shift.
“I think showing them first-hand what we do will help us build relationships with the community,” Chief Forté said.
Any information that could endanger someone – such as victims’ names or exact addresses – will not be tweeted.
KCPD’s first tweet-along was April 26 in the East Patrol Division. Police gained more than 1,000 new followers in 24 hours that day. People from as far away as England tweeted to police that they were following along.