Police to share ‘typical morning’ on Twitter and live online chat

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Kawartha Police Chief John Hagarty. And now for something completely different! Photo courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Police Services.

Kawartha Lakes police chief will be twittering and chattering

On Friday, August 12 people can catch a glimpse of calls received by the Kawartha Lakes Police Service as Chief John Hagarty takes to Twitter and participates in a live online chat with Brenda Stonehouse of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The idea came from an article written in The Wichita Eagle about the Wichita, Kansas police department tweeting their calls for a one hour period. “Brenda sent me the link to the article and I thought it was a great idea,” said Chief Hagarty. “It’s an excellent opportunity to use social media to connect with our community to give them an idea of what we do on a typical morning.”

Chief Hagarty has been on Twitter and Facebook for some time and is a strong supporter of social media. “Brenda has been mentoring me in social media and Joe Couto, the Director of Government Relations and Communications for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police originally got me involved and has been a great resource.” he said.

The Chief will be in the Communications Centre on Friday from 8:00 am until noon and will tweet highlights from overnight and then tweet all calls for service, including 911 calls, traffic stops, etc. for four hours. Twitter users can follow @jhagarty or follow the hashtag #klpolice.

The online chat will be available on the City of Kawartha Lakes website at www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca. People are encouraged to participate and ask questions. “The Chief’s tweets will appear in the live chat and we will have the opportunity to have more in-depth conversation about the calls,” said Stonehouse. You are not required to log-in to ask questions on the live chat or to be registered on Twitter.

If you would like to participate but do not have access to a computer at home, all City of Kawartha Lakes Libraries provide computers with free internet access.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

 

Police Chief John Hagarty

705-324-6307 ext. 506

jhagarty@klps.ca

Twitter: @jhagartyhttp://www.kawarthalakespolice.com

Police to share ‘typical morning’ on Twitter and live online chat

On Friday, August 12 people can catch a glimpse of calls received by the Kawartha Lakes Police Service as Chief John Hagarty takes to Twitter and participates in a live online chat with Brenda Stonehouse of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The idea came from an article written in The Wichita Eagle about the Wichita, Kansas police department tweeting their calls for a one hour period. “Brenda sent me the link to the article and I thought it was a great idea,” said Chief Hagarty. “It’s an excellent opportunity to use social media to connect with our community to give them an idea of what we do on a typical morning.”
Chief Hagarty has been on Twitter and Facebook for some time and is a strong supporter of social media. “Brenda has been mentoring me in social media and Joe Couto, the Director of Government Relations and Communications for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police originally got me involved and has been a great resource.” he said.
The Chief will be in the Communications Centre on Friday from 8:00 am until noon and will tweet highlights from overnight and then tweet all calls for service, including 911 calls, traffic stops, etc. for four hours. Twitter users can follow @jhagarty or follow the hashtag #klpolice.
The online chat will be available on the City of Kawartha Lakes website at www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca. People are encouraged to participate and ask questions. “The Chief’s tweets will appear in the live chat and we will have the opportunity to have more in-depth conversation about the calls,” said Stonehouse. You are not required to log-in to ask questions on the live chat or to be registered on Twitter.
If you would like to participate but do not have access to a computer at home, all City of Kawartha Lakes Libraries provide computers with free internet access.

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For further information, please contact:

Police Chief John Hagarty
705-324-6307 ext. 506
jhagarty@klps.ca
Twitter: @jhagarty

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