RESIDENTS across south Derbyshire are being urged to follow their local officers on Twitter.
PCSOs who police Melbourne, Hilton, Etwall, Findern, Willington, Ticknall, Repon, Bretby, Swadlincote, Woodville and Church Gresley are using social network to keep residents up-to-date with a host of matters.
The officers, including PCSO Dave McMillan, will share details of daily patrols, operations they take part in and offer crime prevention advice. They will also make appeals for information about local crime.
Derbyshire Police launched its Twitter site in the summer of 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with followers.
To date, the force has more than 19,100 followers.
A spokesman for the force told the Mail: “These Twitter accounts provide officers with an excellent opportunity to share information directly with local residents.
“It will allow the eight teams to quickly communicate with their followers.
“We hope residents take up the opportunity to follow the officers who patrol their area daily.”
To follow the teams or for more information, head to twitter and search for @MelbourneSNT, @MerciaSNT, @HiltonEtwallSNT, @SwadTownSNT, @GresleySNT, @WoodvilleSNT, @NhallMwaySNT and @SwadRuralSNT.