The Dalton Police Department's use of Twitter, a social networking site, is being featured in an article on CNN.com today. To read the article, click here.
Twitter is a social networking site that operates with a text-based form of "micro-blogging" where users send out live updates using 140 characters or less. The Dalton Police Department joined Twitter earlier this year to improve the way we communicate with the citizens we serve.
You can read the Dalton Police Department's Twitter page at http://twitter.com/DaltonPD. You can also become a follower of the Twitter feed by signing up for an account and then hitting the "Follow" button on our Twitter page.
The Dalton Police Department is now online at Twitter.com! You can follow our new Twitter feed at twitter.com/DaltonPD. All you have to do is sign up for a free Twitter account and click "follow". You can also read the DPD's updates without signing up just by visiting the site.
Twitter is a social and communications networking service similar to a blog, but with much shorter messages (posts are limited to 140 characters). The Twitter homepage describes the service as, "a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"
The Dalton Police Department will be using the service to stay closer connected to the community with any important safety messages or updates about police activity, as well as any news that might be of interest and updates about the department's various projects in the community.
Map of DPD Neighborhood Beats Click here to view a .pdf map of Dalton divided into individual neighborhood beats. Click the red beat number to find the contact info for the officer assigned to that beat. To return to the map, return to Page 1 of the .pdf document.