LPD encourages public to participate in 'Tweet Along' - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD encourages public to participate in 'Tweet Along'

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Police Department will “Tweet Along” situations officers respond to from 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tonight.

Police Sergeant Jason Lewis will send updates from the LPD Twitter account as he rides along with Officer Joshua Gafford during his shift.

“We're going to really just take calls and do the things that he does every day and ride around,” Lewis said. “And it will be fun for me to get out of the office.”

Lewis developed this idea from similar concepts at other police departments.

“It looks like it's a great way to get out in the public and kind of let people know what's going on around the city, things that we're responding to,” Lewis said. “And really a little bit of a glimpse into what it's like to be an officer in Lubbock, Texas.”

This Tweet Along is a transition Lewis said LPD needs to make; to utilize social media more.

“It's just a good chance for us to interact and Twitter seems like it's a good tool to use for that,” he said. “We can get just tidbits of information out very quickly, and people tweet us back, and we can answer some questions hopefully that people have about different things we do, or why we do some of the things we do.”

Lewis encourages citizens to tweet any questions or comments they may have.

“I'll be working as well, so we may have to come back and answer some questions,” he said. “But yes, I would love to get some questions and you know, get some feedback about how people feel about it and is there anything else we can do to make it a little more informative?”

To participate in this Tweet Along, visit https://twitter.com/LubbockPolice or follow the LPD Twitter handle: @LubbockPolice.

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