I had the opportunity to talk to Duncan Cleverley, Hastings District Media Relations Officer, who is one of the contributors of the Hastings Police Twitter account to find out how he’s found using the channel of communication and the role of social media within the law.
Emily: It’s great to see that Hastings Police have recently got involved in using Twitter, what was the reasoning behind this?
Duncan: Hastings Police along with many Districts in Sussex Police have recently started to get involved in social media. A big part of effective Police work is being engaged with the public, listening to them and working with them. Social media connects us with more people and gives us an opportunity to engage with them in a way we couldn’t before.
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