Get all the excitement of being a Kansas City Police Officer from the safety of your smart phone or computer with KCPD’s first tweet-along Thursday night.
From 8 p.m. to midnight April 26, a member of the department’s Media Unit will ride along with officers in the urban core and tweet everything that happens. The public is invited to follow along at www.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.
“I think showing them first-hand what we do will help us build relationships with the community,” Chief Forté said.
Any information that could endanger someone – such as victims’ names or exact addresses – will not be tweeted.
This is the second of KCPD’s live tweeting events. Police tweeted all 911 calls for one hour in October 2011 to launch the opening of the department’s new 911 Call Center.