Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Revealing a day in the life of the force – Cheshire Police are holding a 24 hour Twitterthon today

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

Cheshire Police is opening its doors to the public for the first time via social media today – to reveal a day in the life of the force.

The Twitterthon will run from 7am on Thursday 29 to 7am on Friday 30 September and will not only show the work of support staff, but also those police officers who are not often public facing and who often deal with the more complex areas of policing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Following on from the success of Channel 4’s 999 What’s Your Emergency, which follows frontline officers, the Constabulary has decided to shed light on the critical, often unseen, work carried out across the county – all designed to show a different perspective. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

cheshirepolice_cp24-1000pxChief Constable Simon Byrne said:

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“The success of 999 What’s Your Emergency has put our force firmly in the spotlight, showing the issues and challenges our frontline officers face every day. So far we have received extremely positive feedback from the public who have had their eyes opened to the work we do. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“At Cheshire we pride ourselves in making the best use of technology to improve policing and make us more open and accessible. Twitter has become an integral part of how we interact with our communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We have carved ourselves a reputation as a force that communicates effectively with the public. The Twitterthon, which is a first for the force, shows we are continuing to lead the way in communicating with the people that really matter. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We want to show what goes on behind the scenes, focusing on those whose work supports our frontline officers in keeping our communities safe and protected. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are extremely proud to serve, and work together with, the local community and the Twitterthon is an innovative way of highlighting the unsung heroes who provide the vital support which keeps Cheshire Constabulary operational.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

By following @cheshirepolice on Twitter or #CP24 early in the day, you will see what sets the agenda and who determines what police officers do and where they should be. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

During the day you will meet some of the staff and learn about the work they do to support the frontline. Some of the teams you will meet include call takers, custody officers, mechanics, crime scene investigators and, of course, the dogs who work alongside our officers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As the day shift comes to an end the attention will shift to those officers and staff who continue to keep Cheshire’s communities safe throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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