Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Bay Of Plenty Police Join Global Beat Tweet


Title: Bay Of Plenty Police Join Global Beat Tweet

Bay of Plenty Police will be joining law enforcement agencies from around the world this week to increase awareness of police work via social media.

The first Global Police Tweet-a-thon will see officers and staff from eight countries tweet about their experiences from the frontline giving a snapshot of the work that they do and the issues they face on a daily basis. Messages will be sent out from nearly 150 different Twitter accounts.

Globally the tweet-a-thon will run for 24 hours from 8am on Friday (22 March) with agencies operating for all or any part of that period. Due to time zones New Zealand and Australia will be first out of the blocks.

New Zealand Police will be tweeting from 8am until midnight using three accounts - @BOPPolice, @BetterWorkStory, @ManukauPolice - and the event hashtag #poltwt

In fact you may even spot a few early tweets as Taupo's Tauhara Paetiki Neigbourhood Policing Team kick off their shift at 5.30am and at 6am they will be involved with CACTUS, a military style physical training programme helping youth aged 13 to 17 to experience a change in lifestyle.

The team already has a popular Facebook presence (www.facebook.com/tauharanpt) and team member Constable Ross Humphrey, recently hit media headlines with his infamous Gangnam style dance moves.

Acting District Commander, Detective Inspector Tim Anderson, said: "We ran a similar exercise on New Year's Eve in Tauranga which resulted in really positive feedback from our Twitter followers. It enabled us to interact in real time giving people an insight into the work we do and providing them with tips and information that will hopefully prevent them from becoming future victims of crime.

"The popularity of social media continues to grow so as a communication tool it makes perfect sense. We're looking forward to Twitter users joining us on this global venture and it will be interesting to see the similarities and differences between New Zealand and overseas law enforcement agencies."

Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Kim Perks on 027 234 8256.
Additional notes:

• It is important to note that Twitter should NOT be used to report incidents or crimes. Anyone needing emergency assistance should use the 111 system. Non-urgent reports should be made through the local police.

• In the interests of privacy no identities of individuals or addresses of incidents will be shared via Twitter. Although the Twitter feed will be in real time there may be instances where a slightly delayed message is needed in order to protect the safety of individuals involved.

• A full list of the agencies participating can be found on Google map

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

No Charges: Outcome
Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, charges are not being laid by Police at this time regarding 8 incidents involving 7 victims and 5 suspects. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news