Friday, May 11, 2012

KCPD Twitter account ranks in top five nationally


The Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s Twitter account now ranks in the top five among large municipal police departments in the United States.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released the rankings this week. Click to see the full list. Kansas City comes in at No. 5 for municipal law enforcement agencies with 1,000 or more officers, behind Boston, New York City, Baltimore and Seattle. At the time the IACP released the rankings, Kansas City Police had 10,817 followers. They now have more than 11,100.

“Twitter has proved to be an excellent way for us to communicate with the people we serve,” Chief Darryl Forté said.

Live tweeting events – such as last month’s tweet along – have garnered many followers and given them a look behind the scenes of the police department. Another tweet along will take place in the near future.

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