Hastings Police on Twitter

 

I had the opportunity to talk to Duncan Cleverley, Hastings District Media Relations Officer, who is one of the contributors of the Hastings Police Twitter account to find out how he’s found using the channel of communication and the role of social media within the law.

Emily: It’s great to see that Hastings Police have recently got involved in using Twitter, what was the reasoning behind this?

Duncan: Hastings Police along with many Districts in Sussex Police have recently started to get involved in social media. A big part of effective Police work is being engaged with the public, listening to them and working with them. Social media connects us with more people and gives us an opportunity to engage with them in a way we couldn’t before.

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Free stuff on Twitter? Oh, go on then

Whilst trying to get to grips with the early morning at work I decided to tweet ‘I am very, very tired today…’ Shortly afterwards I received a tweet from a company named BioTherm asking if a free sample would help. Well, the answer was obviously yes…The next day, as promised, the goodies arrived on my desk. Not those teeny samples either, two decent sized pots of face cream to improve my tired skin!  Having never heard of the company or product before, instantly I decided to tell everyone around me, tweet about it and start googling their product and company.

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