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UK Cops catch the digital information wave
COMMUNITY cops are tapping into a popular social network site favoured by celebrities to ‘tweet’ on the beat.

Under a three-month pilot launched yesterday, community officers in Auchterarder, Crieff, and Kinross are ‘tweeting’ updates to keep followers abreast via the Twitter website.

The initiative follows previous experimentation by officers via the world’s largest social network portal, Facebook, when engaging with friends of young suicide victims in Dundee.

Topics the techno-savvy cops will be ‘tweeting’ include crime prevention advice, road and traffic updates, campaigns and other community policing issues.

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