Police set to tweet on the beat tonight

HIGH PEAK residents can see how Derbyshire Constabulary polices the streets during Halloween as the force uses the internet to tweet on the beat.

For the first time, details of Halloween patrols and incidents officers are being dispatched to will be put on the force Twitter feed throughout this evening, October 31.

Details of calls coming into the force control room from across the county will also be tweeted.

Derbyshire Constabulary’s web manager, Ben Sherwin, said: “Twitter is a great way of telling the public what we are doing in real time.

“We plan to tweet details of incidents such as anti-social behaviour or criminal damage and anything experienced by officers on patrol.”

Derbyshire Constabulary now has almost 8,000 followers on Twitter. This increased during the period of disorder seen across the country in August, as the force used social network sites to keep residents up-to-date with the latest news.

You can follow Derbyshire police on Twitter via /DerbysPolice. Tweet on the Beat will start at 5pm on Monday, October 31.