Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged to follow police on social media sites

Staffordshire Police's Twitter page

Staffordshire Police's Twitter page

Staffordshire Police are urging people to keep upto date with the latest news from the force by following their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

People can receive frequent updates about policing in their community through social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, thanks to regular updates from the force’s website.

As well as getting updates about police events and initiatives, Facebook users can comment and leave feedback on a discussion board.

Ian Fegan, force Corporate Communications Manager, said:

“We want to improve our use of social media, which provides a great opportunity to inform local communities through new methods. Facebook and Twitter have millions of UK users and are growing in popularity. They open up two-way, frequent communication with audiences – such as young people – who we may not reach through traditional channels.

“As well as our main Facebook and Twitter sites, we are starting to expand the number of very local pages we have, allowing beat officers and PCSOs to provide relevant information to specific neighbourhoods or groups. We can then act on any feedback, making us more accessible and responsive..”

To follow the force on Twitter visit www.twitter.com/StaffsPolice or to become a fan on Facebook visit www.facebook.com/staffordshirepolice.

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2 Comments

  1. Cynic

    23rd May, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I went to the police site, mentioned above, looked at “New force structure reinforces commitment to neighbourhood policing” -they are not exactly quick to reply,and noticed the last post was still unanswered by the police!
    I guess the awkward questions take a bit longer to answer – or are the police on a long holiday!
    The “New Force” article just seems to say – “we are now agreeing to talk to each other!”

  2. Foxy

    25th May, 2010 at 11:35 am

    It’ll never catch on.