A sudden death, a suspected drink driver, and reports of shoplifting in the space of an hour.
From 3pm Friday until 3am Saturday, Guernsey’s police force is tweeting its work to give islanders, and the wider world, an insight into the range of incidents and activities they face during a shift.
The live feed has offered an insight into D-shift and C-shift, behind the scenes in the control room, and even a counter-terrorism spot check of a private planes at the airport.
Within an hour of the project, followers witnessed reports of drugs offences and an assault on a child, while there were also lighter moments including selfies with police officers in the street, and a novel approach to Christmas tree decorating in CID where tinsel was abandoned in favour of police tape.
In between tweeting what was happening in realtime, the force also used
#TweetOnTheBeat to highlight the caseload of different areas of Guernsey Police:
- Officers in the High-Tech Crime Unit currently have a caseload of 23 active investigations including possession of indecent images, fraud, and possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.
- 124 vehicles have been stopped in the Christmas drink drive campaign this year. None so far has been over the limit.
- Guernsey Police attended 27 public events during 2016, including Liberation Day, the summer shows, sports events, Remembrance parades and music events.
You can follow the Guernsey Police twitter feed here.