27 August, 2011


The Metropolitan Police Department joined other District agencies this week in launching its Twitter feed for residents, businesses, visitors and others interested in keeping informed about the latest information and alerts from public safety officials in the District of Columbia. By choosing to "follow" the tweets from MPD’s account — which is "DCPoliceDept" — subscribers have access to the latest alerts and information about road closures and police activity that may affect their commute, updates and descriptions of suspects wanted for violent offenses, releases about closed cases, and more.

Chief Cathy L. Lanier launched the service "to get pertinent information out to the public quickly." In addition to the MPD’s presence on Facebook, launched in 2009, Twitter offers the Department another means of communicating and providing timely information as necessary. Command staff have been trained in the use of the tool and have already begun using it to provide quick reports on vehicle accidents, links to boating safety information and laws, a reminder about National Night Out, and more. Join the other nearly-200 followers today!
To stay up to date on current activities and alerts from the Metropolitan Police Department, follow us on Twitter:
If you would like to join the conversation on Facebook, become a fan at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington- Metropolitan-Police-Dept/41218705255

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