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The Toledo Police Department has been perpetually
heightening its influence with more officers on the street, motorcycle patrols
and even police cameras.
But now, in an effort to reach the more technologically
savvy civilians, TPD is moving their focus to the Web, with a huge boost in
social media efforts.
As Toledo Police look to make their
department smarter, faster, and stronger in every area, they say logging on and
sharing info with "friends" is a good place to start.
"It's going to serve many different
purposes," said Sgt. Kevin Braun. "We're going to put critical information out
to the public. So if we're looking for a suspect, or we need information on a
certain crime wave or anything like that, we'll put it out to our followers,
and hopefully they can help us."
Sgt. Braun is one of the faces behind the
tweets and posts. He says it's a way for the department to get personal with
So far over a thousand people have liked what
the department is doing with their Facebook page. Sgt. Braun says he hopes as the numbers grow, so will
the conversations between the department and followers.
"Hopefully it can be a two-way
communication…we can give the public things they need, they can give us things
back. I think it's sort of, in a way, digital community policing."
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact their local authorities. More >>
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or local police department. More >>
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