REGINA – Five local RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan are getting their own Facebook and Twitter accounts in an effort to connect more with their communities.
The Saskatchewan RCMP has been on Twitter for a couple of years, but Sgt. Craig Cleary says that account serves the entire province.
Cleary says the detachments will be able to use their accounts to share more specific information with communities, such as local collisions or a fraud in the area.
He says the hope is that Mounties can engage with people, and compares it to officers chatting with residents in local coffee shops.
Detachments in Gravelbourg, Yorkton, Kindersley, Onion Lake and Big River will be part of the pilot project which will run until July.
— Kindersley RCMP (@RCMPKindersley) January 14, 2014
Cleary says the officers involved are technologically savvy and embracing the idea.
© The Canadian Press, 2014