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Basingstoke police to send live Tweets from custody block
EVER wondered what the police in Basingstoke get up to?
Next week the borough’s cops will take to social media site Twitter to let you know.
People will be able to interact with local officers via the @Basingstoke Cops account, finding out what a response officer does and how a detective builds a case against a burglar.
Chief inspector Steve Wallace, aka @ChInspWallace, said: “By using Twitter to show exactly what happens every day in our busy police station, we hope more local people will get involved and follow our accounts.”
The week of Tweets will start on Tuesday by focusing on the response officers – Targeted Patrol Teams – moving on to CID on Wednesday. On Thursday, the social media spotlight will shift to the people who staff the front counter and corporate communications staff.
Friday will see Safer Neighbourhoods Officers taking over the account – they already have a large following on Twitter as @FedsOnPeds. The public will gain insight into the work of a dog officer and see what officers have to deal with on a busy Friday night.
From midnight until 3am on Saturday, there will be live Tweets from the custody block at Basingstoke police station. There will also be the chance to ask questions during live Tweet surgeries with Chief Insp Wallace, detectives and other officers. @BasingstokeCops will use #BBCopsLive throughout the week.
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