Tayside Police To Tweet On The Beat

Tayside police have announced plans to use micro-blogging platform Twitter to better communicate with the public.

The social experiment, which is set to last three months in Auchterarder, Crieff and Kinross, will involve police officers giving regular updates on crime prevention, traffic and meetings to the general public.

According to a report on BBC News, the Tayside Police force will be the first in the country to allow the public to send anonymous feedback via the MyPolice website.

A spokesperson for the MyPolice website told the BBC: “The Scottish government recognises that it is vital that communities are empowered to participate in the planning of local strategies, and feel a sense of ownership of what happens within those communities.”

During the three month long Twitter trial, eight officers for the Tayside police force will be sending out regular Tweets to the public.