Here’s an interesting release from Walsall Police, which in the light of recent posts here, may be interesting to readers, particularly the live web chat with Superintendent Keith Fraser, my social media interaction with whom I’ve written about previously.
It seems Walsall Police are having a social media contact day today, which should be good fun and informative for anyone interested in the activities of their local police.
I tried to insert the web chat widget so you could get it directly from this post, but WordPress stops it working, sadly. You’ll have to click the link in the test.
Walsall Police had this to say:
WEST Midlands Police continue their countdown to Christmas with a day of social media live from Walsall Police tomorrow (Wednesday 5 December).
Day five of the advent calendar sees Walsall police invite the public to follow their activity on Twitter and Facebook as they run lots of activity across the borough.
The action will begin at 8am with officers tweeting live from various locations, giving the general public a taste of policing a busy borough in the run up to Christmas.
Included in the day there will be a live warrant, attending 999 call outs with response officers, activity in Walsall police custody block and patrols with neighbourhood officers in the town centre.
And the day will culminate in a live web chat with Superintendent Keith Fraser.
He will be available to answer questions from the public on local issues and policing in general between 5pm and 6.30pm.
Superintendent Fraser said: ‘There are a number of ways that the public can get in touch with us if they need to raise any issues.
‘They can visit their local station, attend a meeting run by their local policing team, like our Facebook page or even follow myself on Twitter.
‘I hope today gives the general public an insight into policing a busy borough in the run up to Christmas.
‘The live web chat at the end of the day will hopefully enable people to ask me anything about local policing in Walsall or raise any issues affecting themselves or their family.’
He will be available online between 5pm and 6.30pm ready to answer any questions that people from Walsall have about policing in their local area.
Superintendent Fraser added: “There is no need to register or login and people can remain completely anonymous.
“You will also be able to see the questions that other people are asking. If you can’t tune in between 5pm and 6.30pm a list of the event will be available to replay later.”
The force is counting down to Christmas with new advice and information on their advent calendar throughout December. Click this link for the latest information.