Twitter users follow police

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THE number of Twitter users following Derbyshire Police has reached 10,000 in two-and-a-half years.

Police chiefs gave the go- ahead for staff and officers to use Twitter to pass on information in summer 2009 and bobbies now tweet about operations they have carried out.

Ben Sherwin, force web manager, said: “It’s an important tool for getting information to the public quickly.

“We will continue to develop it as an outlet for sharing news and updating followers.

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