Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stick 'Em Up, Friend

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Now the Eureka Police Department wants to be your Friend. Yup, Facebook --

There you'll find what you'd expect to find : the wan, spooky scraggled faces of wanted suspects, news releases, and pics of cute Mounted Patrol horses, smashed cars, cats and other such fun stuff.

Says the EPD's news release on its new gig:

We believe that this will be an effective way for EPD to disseminate information and create another avenue for us to hear the concerns of, and communicate with, the citizens of Eureka.

Now get to tweetin', Blue Friend! Arcata's police do it. Boulder's police do it. So do Boston's. And Portland's -- heck, Portland's even got a fake police twitter feed. Samples from the fakester:

Wow, you can't even taste vodka when you mix it with coffee! 10:06 AM Jun 15th via web

Sometimes when I'm bored I squirt ketchup into the backseat of other officer's cruisers. 4:23 PM Jun 7th via web

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