State police to promote social media in policing
WATERBURY — The Vermont State Police announced it will join other law enforcement agencies around the world via Twitter in a 24-hour Tweet-a-thon to bring attention to the use of social media by law enforcement on March 22.
State police siad agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and issues police face as well as to promote the use of social media in policing.
“We are excited to bring together police agencies around the world in this first of its kind social media event,” said Lauri Stevens, founder of LAwS Communications and organizer of the Global Police Tweet-a-thon, in a statement. “We hope it sends the message to non-law enforcement that their police officers are up to speed with social media, and that they can use the channel to talk with police officers and to be stewards of public safety.”
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