Social media is an important means for police to get messages out into our communities.
Sergeant David Ferguson is the local lead for our Twitter account for the Falkirk Area Command and I’m proud to advise we have the highest number of followers for an area command across the country by thousands, breaking 10,000 followers at the weekend.
We use our Twitter feeds to give quick updates on local crime trends as well as advising when someone has been traced and charged. We provide crime prevention advice, guidance and bulletins from partners including health, fire and rescue and local authority.
Although we initially anticipated Twitter would appeal to a younger audience, it is clear we have a following from school age right up to retired residents within the Falkirk area which is great to see.
If you are not already, please log on, become a follower and encourage your friends and family to take part.
We are happy to take comments on what topics would be of interest and not already covered by us.
Please note social media feeds should not be used to report ongoing crimes or incidents as they are not monitored 24/7.
Always use 101 to contact police, or 999 in an emergency.