SDPD Offers Ride Along to Twitter Audience

Followers got a virtual ride along and a real feel for the sometimes pulse-pounding job of an officer

By Dave Summers
|  Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 6:23 AM PDT
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SDPD Offers Ride Along to Twitter Audience

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Asst. Chief Zimmerman, seen here helping in the Tweet along, called the project a success.

San Diego police gave those using Twitter a front seat into the real life of street patrols Thursday.

The department staged a "Tweet Along" what could be callsed the next best thing to being there.

Public Information officers and dispatch operators were tweeting out police response and calls for service between 2 and 10 p.m. It was broadcast on the department's Twitter feed @SanDiegoPD.

Followers got a virtual ride along and a real feel for the sometimes pulse-pounding job of an officer.

“We've gained about 300 followers just in about the first couple hours we've been doing this and the feedback s phenomenal it's just been outstanding,” Asst. Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman said.

The department does want to remind followers , in an emergency call 911, don't send a message via Twitter for help.
 

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