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.
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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.