Community police start tweeting on the beat

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COMMUNITY police officers across Tayside have become the first bobbies in Scotland to tweet on the beat.

The force has launched a Community Smartphone App which will allow residents to see what police officers are doing in their neighbourhoods.

The app, which can be freely downloaded for use on iPhones and Android phones, will allow residents to follow community beat bobbies on a map as well as keeping them abreast of the latest Tayside Police news.

Tayside’s Deputy Chief Constable Gordon Scobbie, who is the national lead for social media within UK policing, said: “Tayside residents can now use the app on their smartphones to see what their community officers are doing in their local area, as well as getting a snapshot of current operational policing issues and commitments as they happen.”