Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ridgeland PD launches FB page

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release: 

Ridgeland Police Launch Facebook Page

Ridgeland, Mississippi (Aug. 23, 2016) - The Ridgeland Police Department recently launched a Facebook page to provide an additional means of communicating with the citizens of Ridgeland. The public is invited to like the page which seeks to inform citizens about police department activities, alert citizens of traffic and crime-related issues, and interact with followers. The page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/RidgelandPoliceDepartment/.

“The nationwide trend for law enforcement agencies to utilize nontraditional methods for fighting crime and providing information to the public can be handled through Facebook,” said Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal. “As we researched the best practices for our page, the department organizers who spearheaded the project reached out to various law enforcement agencies around the nation to see what has been working for them. As we designed the page, it was important to push our image of being community-based and transparent.” 

An important function of the page, according to its organizers, is combating crime since an exchange of information with the police department can take place through the page. “We are using our Facebook page as a tool in our crime-fighting efforts,” said Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal. ”It allows the community to provide information to us through a popular social media outlet. We encourage our residents that can, to provide assistance to us.”

Neal added, “We will make efforts to reach our citizens in a timely manner with events which affect the community and provide a broader sense of transparency within the department. Our followers will be made aware of incidents which affect their normal routines.” Thus, the Ridgeland Police Department will use Facebook to bring important and timely information to followers.

Facebook users may expect to see an assortment of posts, including officer recognition. “The good work being performed by the men and women of the Ridgeland Police Department deserves to be spotlighted,” said Neal.

Ridgeland Police aim to share a lighter side of the department with the public through Facebook. Neal said, “We will include a little humor to remind residents that the officers who are serving and protecting are normal people performing a difficult job.”

For users’ convenience, the Facebook page “About” section provides a directory of phone numbers within the police department. The Ridgeland Police Department reserves the right to delete comments for any reason. For more information about the Ridgeland Police Department Facebook page, call Chief John Neal at 601-856-2121.

For more information about the City of Ridgeland, visit www.RidgelandMS.org.


Anonymous said...

Neat, but I'm not sure it falls within their mission. In a time when budgets are tight, maybe this isn't the best use of their time.

Anonymous said...

5:11, FB is free and it wouldn't take much more time for the staff person who issues press releases and such to paste the existing info into a post.

Crafty Beers For Teens said...

That the blog owner inserts a beer commercial in the middle of this announcement sucks. But he knew that when he giggled and did it.

Anonymous said...

Is yeungling any good? I don't want to have to go to a bar to buy a draft or buy six from a store.

Anonymous said...

6:56 Yeungling is the oldest continuously operated brewery in the US, if that's anything to go by.

One draft in a bar is cheaper than a six pack in a store. You afraid the deacons will recognize you there? :-)

Anonymous said...

@9:30. I don't drink and drive. Period. Plus, the thought of paying up to $10 for an alcoholic refreshment is against my misery ways. But #1 reason is to NEVER drink and drive...not even one...and I'm not a small fellow that a couple or three would put me over the limit.

So reholster your snark, please.

Still no answer to the question. Is it good?

Sign me 6:56

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea by RPD and in keeping with what the rest of the country is doing. Now about that Twitter handle... How can you see the value in reverse 911 and not see the tremendous value in Twitter?

Yeungling Octoberfest is the only one I've tried that I thought was any good. But I got a "mix 6" pack of nothing but current Octoberfest releases and I would have ranked the Yeungling #6. (the Spaten Octoberfest is really good)

Anonymous said...

The beer is good. But Shiner's Oktoberfest is better.

Dude! See Ya In Fondren.. said...

Skinny jeans, mom's old Infiniti, craft beer and purple velvet slippers. Gotta luv the millennials.

Anonymous said...

If the beer was any good you would have already tried it. It has been around for a long time and most people have never heard of it. That should give you a little idea at how good it is.

Anonymous said...

Link is broken. Take the "." off the end.

Anonymous said...

@7:59, 8:19 & 9:17: thanks for the feedback

Sign me 6:56 & 4:28

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