Police are giving social media users a ‘unique front-row seat’ to a demanding shift in Exeter this evening (Saturday, August 10).
A busy frontline city response unit will be giving real-time updates on its work from 6pm.
Devon and Cornwall Police wants to ‘educate members of the public about the volume and variety of demand’ faced by officers in an urban area ‘with a thriving night-time economy’.
The force receives thousands of calls for assistance every day during the busy summer period – it recorded 5,178 incidents requesting police attendance and 2,355 crimes last week alone.
Chief Inspector Stu Cavin said: “Many people may never come into contact with policing services, but it is important that our residents understand the demands facing officers every day.
“We know from the popularity of police television documentaries that members of the public enjoy getting a better understanding of the work of the police and we’re keen to highlight what typically happens in a busy shift for our officers responding to 999 calls here in Devon and Cornwall.
“I’m very proud of the work of our dedicated teams and I hope members of the public will find this an interesting insight. I look forward to seeing your feedback on our social media accounts.”
Follow the Exeter police updates throughout the evening on social media using the hashtag #DCPoliceLIVE from 6pm.
I’m very proud of the work of our dedicated teams and I hope members of the public will find this an interesting insight…