RCPD announces ‘tweet-along’ contest

By The Mercury

The Riley County Police Department is holding a contest for citizens interested in participating in the department’s next Twitter “tweet-along,” scheduled for the end of April.

While “tweet-alongs” are typically run by Officer Matthew Droge and other patrol officers, the department would like a citizen to ride along with the officers on April 26. The person selected will write the tweets for the department’s Twitter account.

The department has already conducted several “tweet-alongs,” on its Twitter account, @RileyCountyPD, which chronicle everything the officers do and see during a set period of time, usually an evening shift.

Interested citizens can send a message to the department on Twitter explaining why they should be chosen to tweet, using the hashtag #POH in their message.

The deadline to submit a tweet is April 12 at noon.

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