by Timothy Rutt
According to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Altadena deputies will participate between 10 AM and 6 PM March 22.
All police agencies will tweet using the #poltwt hashtag. Altadena deputies n will join more than 100 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.
Here in Altadena, 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 deputy," said Captain John Benedict. “This is the first time the Altadena Sheriff’s Station has ever done anything like this and we hope our participation continues to positively influence the use of social media."
"We are excited to bring together police agencies around the world in this first of its kind social media event," said Lauri Stevens, founder of LAwS Communications and organizer of the Global Police Tweet-a-thon. "We hope it sends the message to non-law enforcement that their police officers are up to speed with social media and that they should use the channel to talk with police officers and to be stewards of public safety."
For a list of participating agencies, please visit https://twitter.com/ConnectedCOPS/police-tweet-a-thon-2013/members.
For a Google map of participating police agencies, click here -http://goo.gl/maps/Hqkgf
The Aladena Sheriff station Twitter tag is @ALDLASD.