Social Media is No Place to Report Crime

In days gone by, the only way to call the police to report a crime was to use the telephone. This involved calls coming into a call box where a police officer was stationed. With the advent of radios, the police could be dispatched to a call from a vehicle or while walking a beat. They no longer had to hang around the call box. Then 9-1-1 revolutionized the emergency call by bringing caller information into the equation. Now, social media has provided another avenue to report crime to the police.

Unfortunately, social media is not really a good place for a citizen to report a crime. Social media is a great communication tool and certainly facilitates many conversations and interactions with the police. However, the reporting of crime via social media is not one of the conversations that should occur. Instead, citizens should always call 9-1-1 to report a crime.

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This is a fantastic message for law enforcement!

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