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FBI Joins Police Officers for the First Ever Global Police Tweet-A-Thon

by Jane Susskind, published

For 24 hours, the FBI with be joining over 90 police departments from around the world for the first ever global police tweet-a-thon.

Tweeting from the Twitter handle @FBIPressOffice, the FBI has already shed light into the daily routine of those working at the FBI, sharing a photo of their morning classified threat briefing.

The tweet-a-thon will track the work of police departments throughout the day, allowing for the exchange of ideas, stories, insights, and tips on policing. Cross promotional tweets reveal an encouraging community, with police departments from around the world sharing their daily grind out in the field.

IVN recently covered the phenomena of law enforcement agencies using Twitter to fight crime, citing that, "police officers no longer rely solely on the local news to spread “wanted” posters, but can now turn to the public for leads and information on prominent cases in the area."

Today's global rally of police departments worldwide is yet another signal that social media is the wave of the future in law enforcement. Follow along using the hashtag #poltwt or view stream below:

Tweets about "#poltwt"


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