Do you want to spend this Thursday evening patrolling the streets with an Officer from the Bryan Police Department? If you’re on Twitter, you can.
The Bryan Police Department will be holding its first ever “virtual ride-along” via Twitter on Thursday April 4, from 3pm until 12 midnight. Your public information officer, Kelley McKethan, will be riding with patrol Officer Reyes and live-tweeting calls for service, crimes in progress, arrests, vehicle accidents, and anything else that may arise during the course of the officer’s shift on the official Department Twitter account, @BryanPolice.
The goal of the “virtual ride-along” is to give the community insight into the realities of law enforcement in Bryan. Tweets may include pictures and videos as appropriate.
All tweets will include the hashtag “BPDvra” for “Bryan Police Department virtual ride-along.” Twitter users can ask us questions during the ride-along by using the hashtag or mentioning us. We will answer questions as time allows. We estimate sending between 50 and 150 tweets during the nine-hour ride-along, depending on the volume of calls for service and the level of engagement with the public.
The Bryan Police Department has been utilizing Twitter and Facebook for approximately three years. This year we have started using Pinterest as well. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts have gained more than 2,000 followers each. Links to our social media platforms can be found at the bottom of the page at www.bryantxpolice.com