North Wales Police supports the use of social media as another
way of communicating with the public we serve.
Our networks – which include Twitter,
Facebook and YouTube, provide
people with an alternative way to source the latest news, appeals
and information in ‘real time’.
Through our social networking sites, anyone around the world can
get regular updates on what is happening across the North Wales
Social networking sites are a low cost form of communication
that we can use to communicate quickly and widely.
Using 140 characters and similar to
a text message, we are able to ‘tweet’ our latest news, advice and
We can also ‘re-tweet’ (or forward) a message to those that
follow us, which means conversations or information can be shared
or passed on quickly. This has proved an invaluable tool to update
the public on unfolding events and incidents as they happen.
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Individual officers and PCSOs are also using the micro-blogging
service as another means of communicating with residents. Often
‘tweeting’ from the beat, members of the public can gain a real
insight to the life of a working officer or staff member by
following their daily activities.
Staff currently ‘tweeting’ include:
We also have a regular 'Day in the Life' (@NWPDayintheLife) feature
which focusses on a particular role within the force.
Our Facebook account currently has over
2,000 followers. It has become a vibrant online
community with regular interaction between ourselves and the broad
public of North Wales.
Information on our latest campaigns and
initiatives are posted onto our Facebook site, where our users are
encouraged to comment on posts or ‘like’ what we have posted.
Photo galleries, online surveys, links to other resources plus
crime prevention advice and support have proved to be popular.
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Our YouTube channel contains videos that we
have produced highlighting our services, safety advice, campaigns
We welcome comments on our videos. However, we are not able to
reply individually to all the comments we receive via our YouTube
Videos have, in the past, received up to 14,000 views and have
been featured on national news services, reaching whole new
audiences across the country and beyond.
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Social networking should not be used to report
If a crime is currently taking place and you are in
immediate danger, dial 999.
If you wish to contact North Wales Police and it is not
an emergency please call 101.
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