Chorley police will tweet from their beat

TWEET: Sgt Kevin Mountain
TWEET: Sgt Kevin Mountain
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Police will be tweeting “live on the beat” today to give people an insight into the incidents they deal with on a daily basis.

From 7am to 10pm, there will be regular updates through the police’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Sgt Kevin Mountain and his team will tweet about what is going on across the area in emergency response, planned response, CID, custody and many other departments to provide a flavour of what an ordinary day is like for police.

Summaries of the day’s activities will also be posted on Facebook with details about the number of incidents attended, arrests made and offenders dealt with.

Sgt Mountain said: “We want to raise the public’s awareness and promote understanding of the wide variety of work carried out by different teams within the Chorley area. Not just the emergencies, but a taste of the routine crime and incidents which take up a large proportion of our time.

“In these times of austerity it is important that the public recognise where and how we spend our time and resources. We want to lift the lid on all areas of policing that we don’t usually talk about on a daily basis.”

Officers are also keen to demonstrate the joint working they do with partners such as Chorley Council, local housing agencies and other emergency services.

For updates, follow Chorley police on Twitter @ChorleyPolice or at

People are also encouraged to follow and use #chorleypolicetweetathon.