DPD Announces New Social Media Initiatives

By Josh Ault
|  Monday, Feb 24, 2014  |  Updated 1:09 PM CDT
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The Dallas Police Department thinks more can be done with social media to better communicate with the public.

Josh Ault, NBC 5

The Dallas Police Department thinks more can be done with social media to better communicate with the public.

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The Dallas Police Department thinks more can be done with social media to better communicate with the public. The department announced on Monday two more ways they plan to use social media.

The first is a new blog called The DPD Beat. This new blog will contain everything found on existing social media outlets the department has along with helpful information for the public in dealing with the department.

The other new platform is a new Pinterest account which will have photos of stolen items recovered by the department. The public is encouraged to come look at the items and get their property back. Dallas police warn that they will not tolerate anyone trying to obtain property that is not theirs.

They are hoping both of these new social media outlets will continue to help reduce crime in the city.

"Chief Brown thinks it is really important to reach as many people in the community as possible,” said DPD spokesperson Shawn Williams, “For critical incidents, for the information we share on a day to day basis, arrests that are made, safety tips, so we felt new platforms allowed us to reach new people."

Both of these new social media platforms are available immediately.

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