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Doral Police fight crime by using social media

Doral police officers are hoping that their new Facebook and Youtube accounts will encouraging the community to get involved.
Doral police officers are hoping that their new Facebook and Youtube accounts will encouraging the community to get involved.

Doral Police has boosted its social media presence to help dwindle-down crime and educate residents.

Their strongest tools so far? Facebook and YouTube — resources that they say have helped them push out information on current crimes and public service announcements.

“It is a new project aimed at encouraging the community to get involved,” said police spokesman Carlos Arango, who has been part of the initiative since November.

Most recently, police posted a surveillance video on Facebook asking residents to help identify the person who stole televisions from the Red Zone Sports Bar and Grill in Doral.

They also posted public-service announcements featuring Doral officers talking about drug abstinence and DUIs.

The police department is hoping the social media accounts help build strong relationships with citizens and the business community.

“The Doral Police Department hopes these web pages will encourage community involvement and lead to a safer Doral community,”Arango said.

“Our officers are encouraged to strengthen relationships through their professionalism and dedication to the concept of Community Policing. It is within the framework of this relationship that all of our citizens enjoy greater personal safety and the quality of life that we all desire.”

Doral police is inviting the community to join in the efforts to keep Doral safe. So far, they have about 900 followers on Facebook.

If you have any information about any crimes involving Doral, please email CrimeTips@DoralPD.com. You can search for Doral Cops on Facebook or Doral Police on Youtube.

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