Jasper Police Now “Tweeting!”

JASPER – The Jasper Police Department has now joined the world of social media.  You can follow Jasper police via Twitter at @jaspercitypd.

On Wednesday, the department sent out its first “tweet”… a current picture of the JPD force. Jasper police also tweeted a reminder yesterday to everyone about school starting today!

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The Jasper Police Department joins the Jasper Post of Indiana State Police as the only local law enforcement agencies with Twitter accounts. Use of Twitter by police and fire departments is very popular across the country as a means of positive and informative public relations with their respective communities.

A 2013 study found 772 Twitter handles run by state and local law enforcement departments in the United States. The study also found more than 115,000 different tweets from the 772 department Twitter handles.

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