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Sheriff To Participate In Global Twitter Event

Post Date:03/18/2013

Contact: Dep. Paul Sherwin
Public Information Officer
Desk: 919-560-0871
Cell: 919-886-5516 

Durham, N.C., March 18, 2013—Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews is pleased to announce that his office will be participating in a global Twitter event this Friday.

More than 150 law enforcement agencies from eight different countries will connect via Twitter to participate in an unprecedented 24-hour police Tweet-a-thon. The goal of the event is to bring attention to the use of social media by law enforcement and create awareness about the law enforcement profession.

The Tweet-a-thon begins at 8 a.m. local time for participating agencies, and each will tweet for all or some of the 24-hour period. The hashtag #poltwt will be used by all participants. The Sheriff’s Office will tweet from its Twitter handle @DurhamSheriff from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday.

“We plan to use this event as a virtual ride-along, and give the community a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the daily activity at the Sheriff’s Office,” Dep. Paul Sherwin, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, said. “The Sheriff’s Office does more than just secure the courthouse and operate the jail. We’re active in the community, patrol neighborhoods, serve civil papers, assist the county tax office, investigate crime and much more. This event will allow people to get a taste of what we do each day from the comfort of their living room.”

The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is currently the only law enforcement agency in North Carolina signed up to participate in the Tweet-a-thon. The event is being coordinated by LAwS Communications. For more information about LAwS Communications and the Tweet-a-thon, go to:

For a list of participating agencies go to:
For an interactive map of participating agencies go to:

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