Getting more officers on the tweet: Fenland police launch Twitter account

The @FenCops Twitter account.

The @FenCops Twitter account. - Credit: Archant

FENLAND police have chirped their first tentative tweets after turning to social media to keep the district informed.

Officers have launched the @FenCops account on Twitter to “provide followers with news on a variety of police-related matters including crimes, crime prevention, court results and community issues”.

There will also be regular updates from Fenland Inspector Robin Sissons.

Insp Sissons said: “There is a lot of great police work going on in the Fens every day and we want to inform as many people as possible.

“The Twitter account is a quick way for people to dip in and out of the work we do. It also allows followers to share this information with friends, family or colleagues and provide us with instant feedback on their thoughts.

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“This is also an opportunity for us to reach an audience that might not have shown an interest, or expressed an opinion, on police work before.”

Hayley Morris, the force’s digital communications officer, said: “Twitter is an excellent way of keeping people right up to date with the latest information.

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“If you want to get closer to policing in Fenland, follow @FenCops for an insight into policing where you live.”

Fenland is the latest in a long line of police forces which have taken to Twitter.

Many adopt strictly serious online personas while other accounts mix important news with a more tongue-in-cheek approach.

Solihull Police have attracted almost 23,000 followers with their style.

They tweeted this week: “Dear criminals, please give up crime for lent. Thank you, the police.”

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