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laws communications to lead first global police tweet-a-thonWarning - this news article expired on 2015-03-12. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable COBOURG POLICE SERVICE (@CobourgPolice) Will Join More Than 100 Participating Agencies Across Six Countries to Take to Twitter March 22

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada - On March 22, starting at 8 a.m., law enforcement agencies around the world will connect via Twitter to participate in a 24-hour Tweet-a-thon to bring attention to the use of social media by law enforcement. Agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and issues police face, as well as to promote the use of social media in policing.

"We are excited to bring together police agencies around the world in this first of its kind social media event," said Lauri Stevens, founder of Laws Communications and organizer of the Global Police Tweet-a-thon. "We hope it sends the message to non-law enforcement that their police officers are up to speed with social media, and that they should use the channel to talk with police officers and to be stewards of public safety."

There are currently more than 100 agencies participating from the U.S., Canada, UK, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. Any agency can join the Tweet-a-thon and tweet any portion of the 24-hour period.
• For a list of participating agencies, please visit https://twitter.com/ConnectedCOPS/police-tweet-a-thon-2013/members.
• For a Google map of participating agencies, please see http://goo.gl/maps/Hqkgf

The Cobourg Police Service recognizes that Social media’s growth provides another means to interact and respond to community concerns and/or safety issues. This glimpse into a work day will serve to educate and inform about the day to day efforts of our patrolling officers.
It is our hope that we can develop this avenue for our community to interact with us and thereby help the Cobourg Police to continue to provide positive, directed service in addressing local public safety needs.

For more information
Please visit http://connectedcops.net/2012/12/18/global-police-tweet-a-thon/

Contacts:

Lauri Stevens Sgt Jeff Sheils
LAwS Communications Cobourg Police Service
978-764-9887 905-372-6821
lauri@lawscomm.net jeff.sheils@cobourgpolice.com