Virtual ridealong: Officer Luckie tweets from the streets

Southwest Precinct Officer Scott Luckie admits he wasn’t using Twitter till he was “volunteered” for today’s “tweetalong,” the latest in a series that Seattle Police have done around the city – first one in West Seattle. Until 8 pm, he is “tweeting” what happens during his shift patrolling eastern West Seattle and South Park, starting with the routine – a mention of roll call (11 am, just before we stopped by the precinct to talk with him – the photo at right is the one WE took for Twitter), followed by this:

What will the rest of the day bring? You can follow along at Officer Luckie told us calls he answered in the past few days including a man trying to break into a house by using a chain saw. (We’re looking for the report on that one.) He has some ground rules to follow, including no photos of suspects’ faces, but otherwise, he’s the one doing the tweeting (which surprised us – we figured he might have someone from downtown along for the ride, helping out).

4 Replies to "Virtual ridealong: Officer Luckie tweets from the streets"

  • visitor December 20, 2011 (1:37 pm)

    very cool

  • rico December 20, 2011 (3:13 pm)

    seems dumb to me, I would prefer that they simply do their job in a profesional manner, not being distracted for the reading pleasure of those who apparently are in need of a book.

  • Cheryl December 20, 2011 (5:10 pm)

    Love it!

  • Norma December 20, 2011 (9:50 pm)

    Great idea! I think it’s been done before in Seattle? Good for the public to understand what our police officers do.

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