Thursday, July 11, 2013

Arcadia Police Department Makes National Top Ten Twitter List

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) periodically conducts rankings of like sized police agencies throughout the nation for numbers of social media followers.  The number of “likes” on Facebook and the number of “followers” on Twitter are considered.  The IACP promotes the use of social media in law enforcement and aims to better inform and help law enforcement agencies build and use these social platforms for crime prevention, community engagement, and enhanced operations.
@ArcadiaPD has consistently been in the national top ten for Twitter followers since IACP began publishing these stats in 2012.  Near the beginning of 2013, @ArcadiaPD was ranked 7th.  As of June 2013, @ArcadiaPD was ranked 6th in the nation for police agencies of 50-99 sworn personnel.  The account currently has 5,049 followers.
Other California police agencies in similar size to Arcadia Police Department who are ranked include; @MountainViewPD, ranked 1st (heart of the Silicon Valley), @SanRafaelPolice, ranked 9th, and @PaloAltoPolice, ranked 10th.  Southern California’s @NewportBeachPD is ranked 5th in the category of agencies with 100-249 sworn officers.  NBPD currently has 5,028 followers.

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