Inspector tweets crime updates to residents
A South Ockendon-based Inspector has launched his own Twitter
page to give residents regular updates about crime.
Insp Marc Jordan, who recently took over the role of South Ockendon
neighbourhood inspector, began tweeting at the end of June, and
already has more than 60 followers.
The Twitter channel, @OckendonPolice, was set up by Insp Jordan
as a way communicating more with people living in the area.
He uses it to update followers on crime trends and what officers
have been doing as well as to tell residents about successful
Photo: Insp Marc Jordan keeps check on his Twitter
Insp Marc Jordan said: "My officers are out and about every day
talking to members of the public, but we still need to educate more
residents on ways to prevent crime and what their local officers
have been up to. Twitter seemed like the obvious solution, as a lot
of people of all ages now use social networking sites daily.
"I think it is also
important for people to get to know their local officers, which is
why the tweets will also include some personal ones from me. After
all, we are the ones that the residents of Ockendon, Aveley and
South West Thurrock entrust with their safety, so I hope they get
to know me by reading my tweets."
Insp Jordan wants more people to follow him so they can keep
up-to-date on the activities of the neighbourhood policing team.
You can follow him on Twitter @OckendonPolice or by visiting
Insp Jordan is just one of the tweeting police officers at Essex
Police. To find out more about Essex Police on Twitter and our
other social media sites, visit our social media page.