Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw is pleased to announce the department is unveiling its official Facebook and Twitter pages today.

For the past 18 months or so, officials at the department have been looking at how other law enforcement agencies and governmental entities use social media in their day to day operations.

Based on information gathered during that research as well as input from officers throughout the department, the new Facebook and Twitter pages were created and are up and running today. 

Chief Shaw lauded the effort, saying, “We think that social media will afford us a tremendous opportunity to stay connected in an exciting new way with the citizens we serve. Maintaining a relevant dialogue with the neighbors in our communities is of the utmost importance to us and we are determined to utilize every resource at our disposal to do so.”

Keep abreast of what’s going on by following your police department on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/shreveportpd and on Twitter at http://bit.ly/spdtwitter