This year the Police Twitter Awards will be hosted by Cheif Constable Dee Collins at West Yorkshire Police, who currently happens to be the best tweeting Cheif Constable.
Last year Police Hour travelled to the Police twitter Awards and was in awe of the incredible talented folk in the room.
And this year’s awards are nearly upon us we just need some finalists, And to be honest we cannot wait to see who is going to be on that list this year.
Twitting & Policing
The 2016 Twitter what a year, they brought twitter to policing and the community they serve and made a positive engaging difference.
Managing to put the most serious incidents into just 140 characters and we mean some of the most successful twitter appeals that have resulted in high risk missing people and children being found with the help and support of the power of social media.
The Police Tweet Awards is one of those meaningful events and an opportunity of a lifetime to be involved with.
History of the Police Tweet Awards
When Twitter was launched in 2006, no one really knew or could understand just how important the social media network would become in relation to the use of Twitter by the police and Law Enforcement agencies.
Police Officers nervously began opening Twitter accounts, The main corporate perception was not great and professional standards often became involved to discourage officers from tweeting, social media policy was introduced and the power of Twitter began to set in.
Twitter is now a key communication tool for Twitter and policing it gets key messages out fast and allows police teams and individual officers to get key information and appeals out in real time.
Police Officers and staff often give up their own time to monitor and respond to messages to their Twitter accounts 24/7 something that isn’t done in working and operational policing time.
The founding father of the police twitter awards and one of the most respected men within the policing twitter community whose passion never fails him to be creative and engaging to ensure new officers and older accounts are supported each and every day on Twitter Mike Kenworthy came up with the idea and launched the UK Twitter Awards in 2011 and since then without fail every year he has dedicated his time and commitment to ensure they happen.
Now the organisers Mike Pannett, Dennis Murray & Kerry Blakeman continue to help Mike Kenworthy deliver successful awards ceremony each and every year.
When are the finalists announced?
The finalists will be announced on the 9th October 2017, If you are announced as a finalist you will need to book November Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th off work if you plan on travelling to the awards.
As soon as the finalists are announced we’d recommend booking local hotels. The cheapest hotels we have found below, but hurry as prices will increase as the time gets closer, local hotels are as follows.
Premier Inn Paragon Business Park, Herriot Way, Wakefield WF1 2UJ.
Holiday Inn Express Queen Street, Wakefield, WF1 1JU.