Twitter a top tool for local police

Constable Katie Roberts
Constable Katie Roberts

She is one of the more serious tweeters for the Kensington police Twitter feed which, over the past six months, has gained more than 1000 followers, making it the first police station in the South-East Metropolitan district to hit the significant milestone.

The feed reached the 1000 follower mark over the weekend starting April 25 and by May 1 had increased to 1100.

The Twitter account plays part of the Frontline 2020 trial in the district where officers are more engaged with the community.

Constable Roberts echoed these aims and said engagement with the community had increased dramatically.

‘An elderly lady went missing in South Perth and we were almost immediately able to get it out to the public. We put tweets out and people respond right away,’ she said.

She said now the account was quite successful more officers were getting on board.

Kensington Sen Sgt Ash Goy said the social media had been widely embraced by staff, public feedback had been positive and tweets had trended across the country.

‘We tweet local crime trends, public events and road closures and warnings and have returned property where they would not have been identified,’ he said.

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