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Area Law Enforcement Slow To Jump On Social Media Bandwagon [AUDIO]

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UNDATED – More and more law enforcement agencies are turning to social media sites to get their message out.

A recent survey says 81 percent of police departments and sheriffs departments are on some form of social media.

However, none of the Sheriff’s offices in the tri-county area have a Facebook page or Twitter account.  And Sartell is the only police department in the metro area using Facebook.  Chief Jim Hughes says it’s been a great tool, and they wish they could use it more.

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Waite Park Community Service officer Alicia Mages says they’ve talked about setting up a Facebook page, but it’s been a long process and they would still have to draft a city policy before they could start using social media.

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