BREAKING!!! KCPD TWEET ALONG TONIGHT!!!
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Come on the Kansas City Police “tweet along” tonight
Kansas City Police will once again give the public a first-hand look at what happens on an officer’s typical shift in their tweet-along today.
From 8 p.m. to midnight October 19, a member of the department’s Media Unit will ride along with officers in the East Patrol Division and tweet everything that happens.
The public is invited to follow along at twitter.com/kcpolice.
Chief Darryl Forté conceived the idea because he wanted to give the public a better idea of what officers face on a given shift.
Any information that could endanger someone – such as victims’ names or exact addresses – will not be tweeted.
KCPD has done multiple tweet-alongs and presented about them at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference earlier this month to encourage more agencies to do them and educate the public they serve. Kansas City Police are the fifth-most followed major city police department in the United States on Twitter, according to the IACP Center for Social Media.