Them Cops Be Funny, Sometimes

When you think of the Police and social media lately, multiple hashtags come to mind including, #Ferguson #ICantBreathe #7minutes #MikeBrown, etc. What isn’t readily thought of is humor. The Philadelphia Police, @PhillyPolice, use humor and well. Splicing it between more serious postings has allowed the department to rank #11 in the 50 Most Social Media Friendly Police Departments in America’s Largest Cities.

As an example, when dealing with the time honored tradition of South Philly and placing a folding chair or cone to save ones parking spot, the Police had a fun way of reminding people that this act was illegal….

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To me adding humor to the mundane twitter feed of asking the public for assistance in capturing wanted criminals is a way to remind people of the law, build a following and also show your constituents that you are human.

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I mean who doesn’t love a good Mario Cart reference when dealing with a snow storm?

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One Response to Them Cops Be Funny, Sometimes

  1. colleenheavens says:

    I saw a lot of friends sharing the @PhillyPolice Facebook post yesterday that said: “Look, we all have to park our vehicles somewhere, but it’s against the law to save spots with cones, toilets, lawn chairs, recycle bins, or animatronic singing snowmen.”

    Apparently saving spots with toilets is a REAL THING. There were hundreds of comments, and the @PhillyPolice replies were pretty hilarious… Including photo evidence of a toilet saving a parking spot. It definitely had me laughing.

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