Top cops enroll in Twitter course at John Jay College
NYPD officers are reportedly getting a lesson on the best way to use 140 characters or less.
The New York Post reported Tuesday top officers on the force are attending a social media class at John Jay College. The first memo handed out read “USE COMMON SENSE,” the paper reported.
The commanding officers are being urged to post public information, such as street closings and crime statistics.
Last month, Capt. Thomas Harnisch of the 25th Precinct apologized after sending out a personal comment on a woman struck by a train at Union Square, and using the precinct’s account instead of his own. Earlier this year, a Twitter campaign, #myNPYD, backfired when New Yorkers posted photos of police brutality in addition to friendly officer encounters.