Police embracing social media to fight crime

Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have proved invaluable in modern policing, with a number of local departments signing up and getting the word out. Even the State Police are fully engaged, and with 13,773 followers as of Sunday, the force had the second-largest following among any statewide law-enforcement agency in the country, according to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP.

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