PHOTO:  A Cape Coral Police Car with a Twitter "chat bubble" overhead.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  A Cape Coral Police Car with a Twitter "chat bubble" overhead.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

 

The Cape Coral Police Department to Participate in "Global Tweet-a-Thon"

 

(June 27, 2014)- the Cape Coral Police Department will join law enforcement agencies from around the world and take part in the third “Global Police Tweet-A-Thon” on Friday, June 27.

On a quarterly basis, the Cape Coral Police Department conducts "Tweet From the Beat," where an officer rides for a shift, posting text, photos, video, and sound bites, to give people a first-hand look at law enforcement.  "It's like a virtual ride-along.  People can see what a typical night on the beat looks like, right from Twitter."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.  Tonight's Tweet From the beat coincides with a Global Police Tweet-a-Thon.

During the Tweet-a-Thon, the Cape Coral Police Department will use its twitter account, @CapePD, and the hashtag #poltwt to help create awareness about police work and promote the use of social media in policing.  The Cape Coral Police Department will join police agencies from around the world for the event- including agencies in Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand.

The Cape Coral Police Department will begin it's Tweet From the Beat tonight at 6:00 PM and go until midnight.  Anyone can follow along by going to twitter.com/capepd.  We encourage people to join in by creating a free account and following the Cape Coral Police Department (@CapePD).  We will be doing Q&A throughout the night.

“Twitter and our other social media networks are key components of our communications strategy and have proven to be valuable tools in communicating important information to the public in a timely manner. The Global Tweet-a-Thon will give citizens an opportunity to see how the Cape Coral Police Department and other law enforcement agencies use social media to inform, educate, and maybe even entertain citizens.”- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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