Frontline police officers will tweet on the beat tomorrow
(Friday) in a radical social media initiative to help the
public learn about what work they do.
New Zealand officers and staff will join colleagues from 150
law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, Great
Britain, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia in sharing their
experiences over a 24 hour period via Twitter.
Staff from Counties Manukau and Bay of Plenty districts will
be involved, as well as police national headquarters.
"I hope people will get an insight into the variety of work
our staff are involved with," said police general manager of
public affairs, Karen Jones.
"Of course they'll be tweeting about emergency responses, but
I'm particularly hoping the public will learn more about our
focus on prevention and victims."
New Zealand Police twitter feeds @BetterWorkStory,
@ManukauPolice and @BOPPolice will all carry the experiences
of staff throughout the day using the hashtag #poltwt.
No information about identities, addresses and locations of
incidents will be shared via Twitter.