Students at Barnsley College filmed a public meeting hosted by police in the town and broadcast it live over the internet for those unable to attend.
The monthly Partners and Community Together meeting hosted by Darton, Dodworth and Old Town Safer Neighbourhood Team was filmed.
Those unable to attend were able to watch online thanks to media students who streamed it live.
Insp Mark Spooner said: “We understand that not all can attend meetings at certain times, so we are hoping that people who cannot attend will take advantage of this new online facility.”
He added: “From now on meetings will be held so that hard to engage groups are given every opportunity to influence local policing.”
Police urged more residents to attend the meetings.