LCPD providing news via socia media sites

LCPD
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:06am

The Las Cruces Police Department is making itself more accessible to the public by providing news and notes via popular social media sites.

News releases sent by the department – the same information sent to news outlets – can be seen on the department’s Facebook page and via Twitter.

LCPD also posts crime statistics and a departmental newsletter monthly on Facebook.

Residents can also receive news releases, advisories, community updates and official information by text message or email through Nixle, a free social media site primarily used by police departments and municipal agencies.

“We believe we’re a stronger, safer community when the public knows what’s going on in relation to crime and safety,” said Las Cruces Police Department Chief Jaime Montoya. “If we have major incidents, or cases that are relevant to the safety and well-being of our community, you’ll hear about it directly from us.”

Facebook users can leave comments and ‘share’ LCPD posts, or send a private message to the Las Cruces Police Department.

Tweets can be retweeted or ‘favorited’ by Twitter users.

However, residents should refrain from relying on social media for police emergencies or to report a crime.

Suspected criminal activity or serious incidents should be reported by calling 911 or the non-emergency telephone number of (575) 526-0795.

LCPD’s social media sites:
• Facebook: Las Cruces Police Department.
• Twitter: #LasCrucesPolice.
• Nixle: www.nixle.com.
 

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