Manitoba RCMP to Live-Tweet Emergency Calls

Manitoba RCMP to Live-Tweet Emergency Calls

RCMP Operations Centre
RCMP will be live-tweeting emergency calls tonight between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Emergency calls from RCMP’s Manitoba operational communications centre will be communicated live on Twitter tonight.

Calls may range from violence, domestic abuse to self-harm, but RCMP say its OCC telecom operators must remain calm and provide guidance and gather information to correctly deploy police resources.

RCMP say the goal of the evening will be to show through tweets, video and pictures, a look behind the scenes of the communications centre.

Questions can be tweeted to @rcmpmb and the hashtag #rcmpmbLIVE will be used.

Only general locations will be used in the tweets to protect officer safety and respect caller privacy. An example tweet may be:

Assault call
Thompson
-man hit outside house w/object
-man unconscious
-suspect still on scene
-#rcmpmb en-route

The public can follow along tonight between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.


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