Watton join Thetford officers on Twitter
21 December 2012
Residents in Watton can now keep up-to-date with their local
police on Twitter.
@ThetfordPolice was launched in September 2012 and is used by
officers and PCSOs to update people living in the Thetford,
Attleborough and now Watton areas about what’s going on.
As well as reassuring and informing local residents about local
policing incidents, officers update locals on arrests, charges,
convictions and crime trends.
The account also offers crime prevention advice and advertises
local police surgeries and meetings.
Chief Inspector Paul Durham, who himself broadcasts updates from
@ThetfordPolice, said: "Twitter allows people to receive live
information and pictures direct from local police including details
on key arrests, incidents of note, drugs raids, as well as relevant
crime prevention and safety advice.
"It's proving a popular additonal source of information and
method for people to ask questions and Twitter users in Watton can
now enjoy this service too."
Twitter is used to compliment other sources of information
including regular local meetings and police surgeries and Norfolk
Constabulary's free Police Direct service, which offers email, text
and voicemail updates on local crimes and incidents. To register
Norfolk Constabulary's main Twitter account @NorfolkPolice has
more than 11,000 followers, with local accounts in King's Lynn and
West Norfolk (@KingsLynnPolice), Norwich (@NorwichPoliceUK), Great
Yarmouth (@GYarmouthPolice) and North Norfolk (@NorthNorfPolice).
They provide updates on countywide and local policing issues and