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Winnipeg Police Use Twitter for Virtual Ride Along

April 18, 2014 10:30 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police turned to Twitter on Thursday night to give the public a chance to ride along virtually during a six-hour shift.

Police hit the streets at 4 p.m. and tweeted non-stop under the #E160 hashtag, meaning Echo (evening) and 160 being the call sign for the street supervisor unit in Division 11.

Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken and her partner, Sami, responded to a handful of calls during the busy night, including a weapons call, domestic situation, intoxicated female, a traffic stop and a violent male.

The ride along ended at around 10:23 p.m. as #E160 returned to the Public Safety Building to call it a night.

Winnipeg police joined Twitter in October and say a future social media ride along is a possibility.

Read their tweets below: