Twitter has started verifying UK Police Officers on Twitter. Personally it is great to see Police Officers being honoured with the ‘Blue Tick’ for their hard work and dedication.
To be fair most police officers continue to help the public on twitter long after they have state 9ed (AKA clocked out). In fact most Police Officers only tweet when they aren’t at work.
Until recently Twitter only seemed to be honouring Police Officers based in the United States with the ‘Blue Tick’.
Here are some of our favourite Police Officers who have already been verified on twitter.
Chief Inspector Kerry Blakeman
— Kerry Blakeman 🚁 (@kerryblakeman) July 19, 2016
Sergeant Harry Tangye
— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) July 20, 2016
Police Constable Mark Walsh
Special Sergeant Rothstein
— S/Insp M Rothstein (@TruckerMozzi) July 21, 2016
Chief Inspector Chris Casey
— Supt Chris Casey (@BTPCasey) July 19, 2016
Police Constable Alan Conran
Sergeant Alistair Jackson
— Woodside Police (@MPSWoodside) July 21, 2016
Sergeant Neil (TCS)
Is this night shift nearly over? The whole team inside and out is spent. Ready for our rest days. pic.twitter.com/TpOl8fGrqD
— SgtTCS 📱+🚘=❌ (@SgtTCS) July 22, 2016
Twitter recently opened up the verification process for online applications they simply require a number of steps to be completed on your profile before your account will be considered for verification.
You account must have all of the following before you are able to submit your request.
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
- A bio
- A profile photo
- A header photo
- A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
- A website
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Twitter will then ask for some additional information to support your request such as URLS. You could link this to your forces police website if you are featured on there or any press coverage you have had as a Police Officer.
If your ready to apply for verification you can complete the form here.
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