Police departments on Martha's Vineyard are increasingly using Facebook to stay in touch with community members. From the Oak Bluffs Police Department's page comes this call log for Friday, April 19, 2013:
00:17: Remove Party
00:44: Motor Vehicle Stop
02:40: Attempted Burglary
06:53: Disabled Motor Vehicle
07:28: Burglar Alarm
10:44: Medical Emergency
12:27: Welfare Check
13:22: Fire Alarm
14:24: Burglar Alarm
15:23: Civil Matter
20:00: Fire Alarm
23:29: License/Registration Check
Oak Bluffs P.D. is on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Oak-Bluffs-Police-Department/148406108588099. As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the page had attracted 226 likes on the popular social network.
Other Martha's Vineyard public safety agencies beginning to use social media include:
- Edgartown P.D.: facebook.com/edgartownpolice, 198 likes
- Aquinnah P.D.: facebook.com/AquinnahPoliceDepartment
- Dukes County Emergency Management: twitter.com/DukesCountyEMD, 6
- West Tisbury Emergency Management: twitter.com/WestTisburyEMD
Do you know of other public safety agencies on the Vineyard that are using social media? Let us know in the comments and we'll add them to the list.
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