City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130708-104
Monday, July 08, 2013

10,000 Twitter Followers!!

The Sacramento Police Department now has more than 10,000 Twitter followers.  Twitter has been an incredible social media tool enabling us to send quick bursts of information or links directly to the community.

The 1,826 tweets posted on our account include traffic alerts, photos of community events, and links to the Department's daily activity log and press releases.  Our public information officers also Tweet information on critical incidents such as SWAT and EOD callouts occurring in real time so we can keep the media and community informed.

Our Twitter followers experienced our inaugural "Tweet-A-Long" that was launched in October, 2012.  This "virtual ride-a-long" provided followers a way to experience a patrol shift from a field officer's perspective via Tweets of information, pictures and videos.   We will be setting up a second "Tweet-A-long" this summer. 

The Sacramento Police Department's Twitter account has become a great vehicle to transmit real time information to and from the community, and we would like to express our deepest appreciation to our Twitter and Facebook followers.   The Sacramento Police Department's goal is to make our city California's Safest Big City and our ability to connect with the community though a variety of social media greatly assists us in our efforts to reach this goal.

                      

Press Release # 20130708-104

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

The Mission of the Sacramento Police Department is to work in partnership with the Community to
protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our City.