Day in the life photo project proves a hit with the public
28 February 2012
A YEAR-LONG photography project which aims to highlight the breadth of work undertaken by the force is proving to be a hit with the public.
Since its launch on Sunday 1 January, the site has attracted over 100,000 views.
Some of the most popular images to be uploaded each day include historical photographs of policing in the 1950s and those featuring police dogs.
Photographs reflect work undertaken by various departments across the force and could include drug raids, behind the scenes images, community meetings, previously unseen police equipment and various operations from across the West Midlands.
Regular viewers of the photographs are also promised shots of the force helicopter, football policing images and photographs from major policing activity including the run up to the Olympic Games.
It is hoped that the images will catch the imagination of the pubic while at the same time highlighting the sheer variety or work undertaken by police on a daily basis.
All of the images will be uploaded to the WMP Flickr account and will also be viewable on the force Facebook page and through Twitter.
Chief Inspector Sally Seeley, responsible for the WMP press office, said: "The whole idea of the photo of the day is to provide the public with a better understanding of the sheer breadth of work undertaken by WMP.
"Whether it be policing a high profile sporting event, patrolling a busy city centre or simply attending a local community meeting, our officers are always on hand to provide a proportionate and high quality service.
"We hope that the general public will enjoy our photos as the year goes by and encourage everyone to leave comments and feedback to each and every picture through the use of Flickr, Twitter or Facebook."
The Midlands force has a national reputation for pioneering communications.
In 2008 WMP was the first in the country to harness the power of micro-blogging site Twitter to communicate with the public.
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