YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers Police Department is taking strides to keep the community informed 140 characters at a time.
The Yonkers Police Department announced the expansion of their social media community outreach on Thursday with the introduction of personalized Twitter accounts for each of the department’s four precincts.
Police said that “residents will receive precinct news, traffic alerts, community events, crime prevention & safety tips, and more. These new accounts will also give residents another means to communicate with their local officers and precinct commanders.”
In addition to the new social media accounts, Yonkers has become the latest Hudson Valley municipality to adopt a #9PM routine, which will involve police officials encouraging homeowners to ensure their cars and homes are locked, with valuables secure and out of sight.
Residents can follow the Yonkers Police Department on Twitter by clicking the links below.
“The Yonkers Police Department is committed to the philosophy of community-oriented policing and crime prevention,” Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said in a statement.
“Expanding our social media outreach will enhance our ability to engage and share information with our residents, and receive feedback to improve police services. We look forward to hearing from everyone.”
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