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20% of police tips come through social media [LINKS]

"The department's official Twitter account has 17,789 followers. We tweet alerts around traffic and crime, and interact with followers who tweet questions to the department," said Police Commissionner Charles Ramsey to Newsworks.

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Philadelphia police leading U.S. in social media use [Newsworks] “The department’s official Twitter account has 17,789 followers. We tweet alerts around traffic and crime, and interact with followers who tweet questions to the department,” [Police Commissionner Charles] Ramsey said. “About 20 percent of all the tips we receive each year come through our social media portals.”

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