Friday, October 25, 2013

Global Police Tweet-a-thon Returns November 1st

A Day on Patrol with Your Local Police or Sheriff – Arcadia PD to Participate in Global Tweet-a-thon

The Arcadia Police Department is participating in a Global Tweet-a-thon. What is it like to patrol the streets of Arcadia on a Friday morning or evening? What types of calls do Arcadia officers respond to? In an effort to give Arcadia residents a glimpse inside the way officers work to keep our community safe, the Arcadia Police Department will participate in the Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Friday, November 1, 2013 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Virtual ride-along)

Officers from the Arcadia Police Department will join more than 200 participating law enforcement agencies across six countries to take to Twitter in an effort to bring attention and understanding to the use of social media by law enforcement.

Agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and law enforcement issues, as well as to promote the use of social media and transparency in law enforcement.

There are currently more than 200 agencies participating from the U.S., Canada, UK, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. Any law enforcement agency can join the Tweet-a-thon and tweet during any portion of the 24-hour period. For a list of participating agencies, please visit

"Locally, we hope to use the event as a virtual ride-along, giving the community a glimpse of the daily activity and a behind the scenes look at the typical day of a patrol officer; and, on a larger scale, we hope our participation continues to positively influence the rapidly growing acknowledgement, acceptance, and use of social media by other public safety agencies.” – Sergeant Tom Le Veque, Arcadia PD (@TRLeVeque)

Make sure to mark your calendars for next Friday, November 1st and follow us @ArcadiaPD between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you don’t already use Twitter, sign up for free at

Please be aware the number of Twitter messages generated in conjunction with the hashtag, #poltwt, for the Global Tweet-a-thon, and from our agency, @ArcadiaPD, will be in excess of what may be considered a daily number of Twitter messages from @ArcadiaPD. Please take this into consideration should you have “push notifications” activated for our Twitter feed.

Your @ArcadiaPD hosts for the day will be Sergeants Tom Le Veque and Dan Crowther. Our Watch Commanders can be reached at 626-574-5156 or please engage with us on Twitter.

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