Matthew Theunissen is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Kiwi cops join International Police Tweet-a-thon

Photo / Glenn Taylor
Photo / Glenn Taylor

New Zealand police officers will today use Twitter to give the public an insight into their everyday experiences.

Police are taking part in the second International Police Tweet-a-thon, where forces from all over the world tweet to showcase the everyday work of general duties, search and rescue, neighbourhood policing, dog handling and highway patrol teams do each day.

Specific times, names and locations related to callouts will be removed from tweets.

The first tweet-a-thon involved more than 200 police jurisdictions from 10 countries, with the #poltwt hashtag becoming a trending topic in five countries.

The New Zealand tweets will be sent out from @BOPPolice, @ManukauPolice and @BetterWorkStory.

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