Thanks to Twitter and a tweeting cop, anyone who follows Boynton Beach police can now ride along on the midnight shift.
Starting Tuesday, Boynton Beach police officer Ron Ryan will occassionally live tweet whatever he encounters on his nightly shift. It could be a gun crime, a robbery or a domestic dispute — if Ryan is there and tweeting, you can be there, too.
Other officers will soon follow suit.
The unusual move of using a working officer to send short messages to those how follow him on the internet is part of Boynton's push to use social media to better connect with residents. Ryan will tweet under the @BBPD username with the department's hashtag #ridewithBBPD.
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