TECHNO-savvy police officers will tweet on the beat after launching an account on social networking website Twitter.
Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team (NPT) has joined the micro-blogging site and will post 140-character messages about its crime-busting work in the community – including recent arrests, police helicopter activity and drugs raids.
The NPT already has a successful Facebook page, which has more than 470 “fans” and is the most popular police page in West Yorkshire.
Insp Richard Sullivan, of the NPT, said: “We initially set up a Facebook page to reach a wider audience and we have definitely achieved that.
“Our Facebook page is regularly updated with pictures and news of police activity in Pontefract and Knottingley.
“People are keen to know what we are doing and seem very pleased to see our regular updates pop up on their Facebook newsfeed.
“Following on from this success, we have now set up a Twitter account which will run alongside our Facebook page.”
Visit www.twitter.com/PonteKnottNPT to find out more.