The Police Department has joined some 200 other agencies across the world to tweet about what they're doing today. Social media has changed how people stay in touch and officers are hoping to build relationships through it. Sites like Twitter and Facebook are useful tools in making the public aware of crimes, and even be used as a method to report them and help solve them.
"Within the last week we've actually had a fraud case we were able to solve," says Sergeant David Lund of the Appleton Police Department, "We put the photo of the suspects on Facebook and Twitter and within a couple of hours we got a call."
You can find area departments on Twitter at the following:
The Appleton Police Department started sending out tweets Friday morning at 7 a.m. and completed their program around 6 p.m.