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