Police Ride-Along, Tweet-Along

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department is looking for twitter followers for its first tweet-along Thursday night.

From 8 p.m. to midnight April 26, a member of the department`s Media Unit will ride along with officers in the urban core and tweet everything that happens. The public is invited to follow along at twitter.com/kcpolice.

Chief Darryl Forté conceived the idea because he wanted to give the public a better idea of what officers face on a given shift.

“I think showing them first-hand what we do will help us build relationships with the community,” Chief Forté said.

Any information that could endanger someone – such as victims` names or exact addresses – will not be tweeted.

This is the second of KCPD`s live tweeting events. Police tweeted all 911 calls for one hour in October 2011 to launch the opening of the department`s new 911 Call Center.

Click here to follow the KCPD on Twitter.

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