The Norfolk and Suffolk Police Dog Section has become the latest department to join social networking site Twitter.
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies have successfully used Twitter to keep the public up-to-date with information on crime and incidents using the two main accounts, launched in July 2009 and August 2011 respectively, that have amassed more than 34,000 followers between them.
The new account @NSPoliceDogs launched this week and police are encouraging people to follow it.
A number of accounts are running across the two counties including @Angliaskycops and @NSroadspolicing, which give insights into the array of work that is done by the police in the region.
In an average year, the dog section is called out in excess of 9,000 times across the two counties to incidents including assisting with arrests, searching for suspects and missing people, dealing with disorder, drug searches and much more.
PC Neil Smith said: “We hope to use the Twitter feed to highlight the positive work being done by the dog section. We hope people will enjoy finding out more about us and hopefully our tweets will give some interesting insights into a very important policing tool.
“We will also look to share a bit about the dog’s downtime because at the end of the day after all their work our dogs deserve their rest and play.”