The Winnipeg Police Service has finally made the leap to social media, posting their first tweet on Tuesday morning.
Police had previously said they were looking at Twitter as a means to communicate with the public more effectively, but had to devise a policy around the medium first.
In August, police Chief Devon Clunis said, “With the ever-changing advancements of the Internet and social networking, communications and the need to remain ahead of existing trends remain top of mind for executives.”
Clunis made the comments at the 108th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), which was hosted in our city.
The WPS already has a YouTube channel, where they sometimes publish Crime Stoppers videos.
Earlier this year, Brandon police launched their own Twitter account to push out news releases on a daily basis.
Follow the WPS @WpgPolice.