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North Wales Police Special Constables from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams are now using Social Media to communicate with their local community.

The officers are the first Special’s in North Wales to use Social Media as part of their role and are keen to adopt all methods to engage with as many in the community as possible.

Chief Inspector Simon Barrasford North Wales Police lead for the Special Constabulary said: “It is hoped that the Team’s TWEETS will be informative and give the community a real sense of Policing activities in their neighbourhood and I’d encourage those who live on the officers ‘patch’ to register themselves as followers.

“However I’d like to emphasise that Twitter and Facebook are not the place to report crime and conventional means of reporting via the NWP Control Room on 101 or Emergency 999 should still be used.”

CI Barrasford, who himself tweets under @NWPSBarrasford concluded: “The first four Specials to engage Twitter during work are Special Sergeant Neale Lewis-Jones at Llandudno (@NWPNLewisjones), SC Charlotte Groom at Wrecsam (@NWPCGroom), SC Steffan Cooling, Llangollen (@NWPSCooling) and SC Gruff Owen at Bangor (@NWPGOwen) .

“Please have a look at their tweets and follow your local team.”