Police will tweet from their beat

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Chorley police will be tweeting “live on the beat” tomorrow to give an insight into the incidents they deal with on a daily basis.

From 7am to 10pm, there will be regular updates through the police’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

They will tweet about what is going on in emergency response, planned response, CID, custody and other departments.

Summaries will also be posted on Facebook with details of the number of incidents attended, arrests made and offenders dealt with.

Sgt Kevin Mountain said: “We want to raise the public’s awareness and promote understanding of the wide variety of work carried out by different teams within the Chorley area. Not just the emergencies, but a taste of the routine crime and incidents which take up a large proportion of our time.

“In these times of austerity it is important that the public recognise where and how we spend our time and resources. We want to lift the lid on all areas of policing that we don’t usually talk about on a daily basis.”

Officers are keen to show the joint working with partners such as Chorley Council, local housing agencies and other emergency services.

Chief Insp Tracy O’Gara added: “I hope that this event will give the public a real taste of the variety and volume of work that our officers deal with on a daily basis to keep Chorley as one of the safest places to live, work and visit.”

For updates, follow Chorley police on Twitter @ChorleyPolice or at www.facebook.com/chorleypolice.

People are also encouraged to use and follow #chorleypolicetweetathon.