The Arkansas City Police Department now has a Twitter account. Its name is “Arkansas City Police” and the handle is @ArkCity_Police.

ACPD logoThe ACPD twitter account will not be monitored 24-7 and should not be used in case of an emergency. Call 911 for police emergencies.

ACPD intends to make the following information available through its Twitter account:

  • Amber alerts and other missing persons;
  • community information;
  • job vacancies and recruiting;
  • photos of department operations;
  • press releases;
  • safety messages;
  • special events and outreach programs;
  • traffic updates;
  • “tweet-alongs” with patrol officers;
  • weather and road conditions.

The first “tweet-along” is planned tentatively for December and will be with Officer Matt Mayo.

The “tweet-along” will give followers a virtual ride-along as Mayo works through the week on patrol during day shift.

“As we get started with this program, please feel free to comment and tell us how we are doing,” states a post on the ACPD Facebook page.