Guernsey Police are getting ready to run its social media initiative #TweetontheBeat this weekend.
First launched locally in December 2015, with a follow-up in December 2017, #TweetontheBeat is designed to give the community insight into the work of law enforcement by publishing details in real-time.
At 5pm on Saturday, 11 June, Guernsey Police will kick off its first 24-hour #TweetontheBeat. Officers will use Twitter and Facebook to show off exactly what a day in the life is like at Guernsey Police, with everything and anything that goes on for the three shifts covering the 24-hour period being shared with the community.
Whether it be a serious incident, what officers come across while on the beat in Town on Saturday night, or even paperwork at 3am, we intend to share it with the community.
As well as providing a live feed of what is going on through social media, we will also use the 24-hour period to talk about all of the different roles and functions that Guernsey Police and the Guernsey Border Agency provide to the community.
Guernsey Police Deputy Chief Officer Ian Scholes said: “We are looking forward to engaging with the community as much as we can between 5pm on Saturday and 5pm the following day. We want to give a real, relatively unfiltered, look into what our officers deal with to help keep our community safe.
“Law Enforcement work involves a number of elements that are at the front and centre of the public eye, however there are also teams and individual staff who perform roles critical to the organisation. While we want to use our next #TweetontheBeat to highlight the incidents our operational shifts respond to on a regular basis, we will also be highlighting the wide-ranging work that goes on across the Police Station, and wider Law Enforcement Functions.”
The community can follow all #TweetontheBeat content via the @GuernseyPolice Twitter page, and the Bailiwick Law Enforcement Facebook Page.