Police launch new twitter account

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Police in Forest Heath have joined twitter.

Their new twitter account @ForestHthPolice was launched this morning, it will be used to notify the community about news, events and arrests.

Local policing commander for Forest Heath, Inspector Matthew Rose, said he hoped the ‘tweets’, would give a better insight into police work and help build relationships alongside the day-to-day work carried out by officers and police community support officers.

He said: “We are always looking at new ways to engage with local people and using social networking sites such as Twitter is just one way we can do this. Twitter is becoming increasingly popular and it will not only allow us to provide regular local policing updates on a variety of issues that you might not usually get to hear about by conventional means, but also provide another medium for the public to engage with their local police.

“There is a lot of good work being carried out by officers and staff within the district and we want as many people as possible to have access to information about what is happening in Forest Heath.”