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Rapid City Police Tweet-A-Long

The Rapid City Police Department is giving the public an inside look at what a patrol shift is really like.  Law enforcement officials created what they are calling a virtual ride-a-long.  This is where an official with the police department rides along with an officer during a shift and posts live updates via Twitter. 
 

Tarah Heupel is the Information Officer for the Rapid City Police Department.  She says the first ride-a-long was a success.
 

“We started just by something simple – transporting a subject to jail - and from there we went as far searching for a missing person and trying to locate them at a campsite out in field,” says Heupel.
 

Heupel says the police department has received many positive compliments on the tweet-a-long.  Anyone wanting these real-time updates can follow along on Twitter.  Heupel adds that plans are in the works for a night time tweet-a-long with the street crimes unit.