BRYAN, Tx (KYLE) — Do you want to spend this Friday evening patrolling the streets with a K9 Officer from the Bryan Police Department?
If you’re on Twitter, you can do just that.
The Bryan Police Department will be holding its second “virtual ride-along” via Twitter on Friday October 11, 2013 from 7pm until 1am or as late as 4am depending on interaction with the community. Your public information officer, Kelley McKethan, will be riding with patrol Officer Hanks and his partner Kohn and live-tweeting calls for service, crimes in progress, arrests, vehicle accidents, and anything else that may arise during the course of the officer’s shift on the official Department Twitter account, @BryanPolice.
The goal of the “virtual ride-along” is to give the community insight into the realities of law enforcement in Bryan. Tweets may include pictures and videos as appropriate.
All tweets will include the hashtag “BPDvra” for “Bryan Police Department virtual ride-along.” Twitter users can ask us questions during the ride-along by using the hashtag or mentioning us. We will answer questions as time allows. We estimate sending between 50 and 150 tweets during the six-hour ride-along, depending on the volume of calls for service and the level of engagement with the public. The last Virtual Ride Along in April generated 157 tweets and gained 51 new followers to Twitter for the Bryan Police Department.
The Bryan Police Department has been utilizing Twitter and Facebook for approximately three years. This year we have started using Pinterest as well. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts have gained more than 2,500 followers each. Links to our social media platforms can be found at the bottom of the page at www.bryantxpolice.com