Tune in to 24-hour traffic tweets
25 October 2012
'TWEETERS' can follow a day in the life of West Midlands Police's Traffic Unit when the force's @WMPolice account issues instant updates on collisions, arrests and wider road policing work during a 24-hour tweet-a-thon.
From 7am on Friday morning (26 Oct) until 7am on Saturday morning, @WMPolice will track the team’s round-the-clock patrols, proactive teams and collision investigation specialists and release real-time updates – in 140 characters or less!
Twitter users can follow the action using the hash-tag #WMPtraffic24.
West Midlands Police Traffic Manager, Inspector Greg Jennings, said: “The Traffic Unit is a diverse department consisting of 130 police officers working across 24-7 patrols, teams who support campaigns and local initiatives, plus vehicle recovery, safety and ANPR cameras, and crash investigators.
“There is a lot more to traffic policing than the patrol cars people see on the region’s roads; the tweet-a-thon will give social media users an insight into this wider work and also action throughout the 24 hours as it happens.”
The Traffic Unit operates out of three bases across the force area – Aston, Wednesbury and Chelmsley Wood.