Norwalk Police Department takes to social media

NORWALK — Police forces trying to get in get in touch with their communities have gone to where the people are — on social networks. Among the millions of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts online there are now countless agencies using social media to solve crimes, publicize anonymous tip lines and reach out.
Each department has adapted to the social media age at different times, and is using online tools and services in different ways. Some post photos of suspects and others recruit people to join their ranks. Several use accounts to publish missing people reports, public safety warnings and messages that show the lighter side of policing. A few departments even publish lost dog posters and help their constituents search for lost wedding rings

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