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Santa Clarita Sheriff’s to Participate in Global Tweet-a-thon

Posted: March 8, 2013 12:58 p.m.
Updated: March 8, 2013 12:58 p.m.

What’s it like to patrol the streets of Santa Clarita on a Friday morning? What type of calls do Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputies respond to? In an effort to give Santa Clarita residents a glimpse inside the way deputies work to keep our community safe, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will participate in the Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 (Virtual ride-along).

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station will join more than 100 participating law enforcement agencies across six countries to take to Twitter in an effort to bring attention and understanding to the use of social media by law enforcement.

Agencies will tweet using the same hashtag, #poltwt, to create awareness about police work and issues police face, as well as to promote the use of social media and transparency in law enforcement.

"We are excited to bring together police agencies around the world in this first of its kind social media event," said Lauri Stevens, founder of LAwS Communications and organizer of the Global Police Tweet-a-thon. "We hope it sends the message to non-law enforcement that their police officers are up to speed with social media and that they should use the channel to talk with police officers and to be stewards of public safety."

There are currently more than 100 agencies participating from the U.S., Canada, UK, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. Any law enforcement agency can join the Tweet-a-thon and tweet any portion of the 24-hour period. For a list of participating agencies, please visit

For a Google map of participating police agencies, click here -

"Here in the Santa Clarita Valley, we hope to use the event as a virtual ride-along, giving the community a glimpse of the daily activity and a behind the scenes look at the typical day of a patrol deputy," said Deputy Joshua Dubin. “This is the first time the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station has ever done anything like this and we hope our participation continues to positively influence the use of social media."

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