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Local law enforcement agencies participate in Tweet-a-Thon

Appleton Police participated in a global tweet-a-thon on Friday.
 Appleton, Wis.(WFRV)- Appleton Police are taking part in a global law enforcement tweet-a-thon.

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:


Brown County Sheriff @Sheriffbc
Waupaca County Sheriff @wpcasheriff
Waushara County Sheriff @WausharaCounty
Winnebago County Sheriff @WCSO_Wisconsin
Appleton Police @AppletonPD_WI
Grand Chute Police @GrandChutePD
Green Bay Police @GBPolice
Bill Bongle-GBPD @communitycop
Fond du Lac Police @FDLPolice
Menasha Police @MenashaPolice
Neenah Police @NeenahPolice
Oshkosh Police @Oshkoshpd
Town of Menasha Police @townofmenashaPD 
Appleton Fire @appletonfire
Green Bay Metro FD @GreenBayFire
Grand Chute FD @GrandchuteFire
Fond du Lac Fire @fdlfire
Neenah-Menasha Fire @NMFireRescue

The Appleton Police Department started sending out tweets Friday morning at 7 a.m. and completed their program around 6 p.m.
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