Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Virtual Ride Along with ALD 7

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Wednesday October 30, 2013, 11:57 AM

LASD - Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Community: Experience a day as an Altadena Sheriff's Deputy! Police Tweet-a-thon Fri Nov 1st: 10:00 to 6:00 PM. Follow @ALDLASD #LASD #POLTWT
A Day on Patrol with Your Local Sheriff’s Deputies. Altadena Station Sheriff’s to Participate in Global Tweet-a-thon.What’s it like to patrol the streets of Altadena on a Friday morning and afternoon? What type of calls do Altadena Sheriff’s Deputies respond to? In an effort to give Altadena residents a glimpse inside the way deputies work to keep our community safe, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will participate in our 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Friday, November 1, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.(Virtual ride-along).

Deputies from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will join more than 100 participating law enforcement agencies across six countries to take to Twitter in an effort to bring attention and understanding to the use of social media by law enforcement.

To be a part of this ‘tweet along’ you can follow @ALDLASD & @LASDTalk on twitter. We will include the hashtag #LASD and #POLTWT.

Agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and issues police face, as well as to promote the use of social media and transparency in law enforcement.

There are currently more than 100 agencies participating from the U.S., Canada, UK, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. For a list of participating agencies, please visit

For a Google map of participating police agencies, click here -

"Here in Altadena, we hope to use the event as a virtual ride-along, giving the community a glimpse of the daily activity and a behind the scenes look at the typical day of a patrol deputy," said Captain John Benedict. “This is the second time the Altadena Sheriff’s Station has participated in the Global Tweet-a-Thon and we hope our participation continues to positively influence the use of social media."

Make sure to mark your calendars for Friday, November 1,2013 and follow us @ALDLASD between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you don’t already use Twitter, sign up for free at

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