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Wauseon PD takes to Facebook

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WAUSEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Wauseon Police Department is looking to increase their presence in the community, and they're using social media to do it.

Police Chief Keith Torbet says not only has Facebook increased the department's communication with the public, but he says it's helped their detectives solve cases faster.

"What better way to get in touch with citizens than where they're at on a daily basis," Torbet said.

So far, the department's page has more than 1,300 likes, and the chief says it's one of the fastest and easiest ways for them to get information out on things such as road closures, special events, and suspects.

The page has helped them identify at least three people they were looking for, and the chief says several tips have come to their inbox, giving detectives a new edge.

Some residents in Wauseon say they think the page will only continue to grow.

"Stuff spreads like wildfire, I think. The more it's used, the more people will see it," said resident Abby Mouch. "What a great way to find out everything that's going on in town. It's instant, it's quick."

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