This morning, I was surprised to see this in my email inbox from Nextdoor:
It’s a shame that Newtown Township does not have any official social media presence. Of the 53 local government websites studied by the Bucks County Courier Times, 35 (66%) had active Facebook pages, 25 (47%) were active on Twitter and 13 (25%) had YouTube channels.
Because Newtown does not have its own Twitter account or Facebook page, it must rely upon the Police Department whenever it would like to reach out to citizens via social media. Recently, for example the NT Police Twitter account posted this notice for hiring a Township Recording Secretary:
Although the NTPD Twitter account has over 3,100 follows, the majority of these followers are other police departments, law enforcement agencies, police officers and their families, school districts, etc. Consequently, posting to this account is not the best way to reach a significant number of ordinary law-abiding citizens of Newtown.
Now that the NTPD is posting to Nextdoor (see the Departments Nextdoor profile and list of posts here ), I am sure their messages will more likely be received and read by the citizens they are intended to reach.
Further Reading: "My BIG Idea: Openness, Transparency & Better Communications"
Posted on 28 Jun 2019, 01:36 - Category: Police