Twitter is fantastic for giving ‘short, timely messages’ and the feedback I’ve received since starting my feed last October has been overwhelmingly positive. Members of the public who have chosen to follow me and taken the time to give me their feedback seem genuinely interested in the type of work that I do in my role as a response officer with West Midlands Police and I continue to enjoy interacting with the public accordingly.
As appropriate as Twitter’s one hundred and forty character limit is for giving the aforementioned ‘short, timely messages’ however, there have been times when I’ve attended incidents or been asked queries which really can’t be done justice on Twitter alone. Herein lies my incentive for starting the blog you are now reading.
My aim for the Twitter feed has been to give the public an idea of the day to day duties that myself and fellow officers are involved in. With this blog I would like to extend that aim by periodically providing a more detailed ‘day in the life’ account of policing than I am able to across Twitter alone. Whilst this is my principle aim, I will also seek to blog about other matters as and when I can and am hoping that I’ll be able to manage at least one or two posts each month.
Feedback can be posted below each blog entry and will be much appreciated. In addition, the title given to each blog will be lyrics from a song or a song title. The first person to correctly guess both the song title and artist (or the artist in the case of a song title) will receive an approving nod from myself. I don’t think today’s title will pose too much of a challenge but rest assured, they’ll get harder…