One of the UK’s most engaging police teams and arguably the best policing twitter account within the Met Police has been honoured with a special recognition award.
Making the entire Met Police proud Matt and Mick from
@MPSPoplar have been handed the special award for the way in which they have truly engaged with members of the public in such an engaging way.
Many would argue that policing and twitter is a waste of time, Here at Police Hour we would simply request you to think outside the box and see how policing accounts is changing the way the media works. Those who fear Twitter simply do not know it. Remember it is here to stay because the positives override the very few negatives.
Those who fear Twitter simply do not know it. Remember it is here to stay because the positives override the very few negatives. Creativity, fun and professionalism are key to a successful account.
Twitter Cops are simply preventing the spread of fake news, letting offenders know they’ll be named and shame and just how amazing and effective and powerful having a policing voice on Twitter can be in breaking barriers and ensuring the public are informed of what is happening and further ensuring they have an insight into what our police officers are doing to prevent crime in the face of increased demand all uploaded and updated in their own time.
Not many people know but Police Officers who tweet, rarely tweet in work time and often spend many of their own hours engaging and responding to members of the public because they are dedicated to the job they do and are dedicated to helping others via the use of Twitter.
Here are some of Matt and Micks best moments that make them worthy Police Award winners for the creative and inspirational way in which they have engaged with Twitter.
What an amazing image from the Police Awards.
— Poplar Police (@MPSPoplar) November 24, 2017
The powerful image of the impact MPS Poplar is having on the local criminals.
We do wonder when Poplar will get that call about the smashed window?.
If #PoplarSNT have taken this from your car earlier on today, please do feel free to contact us re putting your window in.. We look forward to your reply, kind regards M&M ✊️👮👍 pic.twitter.com/EIcwBhy71B
— Poplar Police (@MPSPoplar) November 14, 2017
Do not drive your car without insurance when Matt and Mick are about. Simply you won’t get away with it.
So for the 5th time in 12 Months (all previously guilty) I’ve placed this Male in court for the same offence again.. He thought it was funny to let his friend drive his car with no insurance 👊👮 #LetsHearTheExcuseThisTime #SaferRoads #TowerHamlets #PoplarSNT pic.twitter.com/2KMhpfr4Ch
— Poplar Police (@MPSPoplar) November 10, 2017
Attacked by 40 people but smiles are all around.
These two are credible witnesses…
Congratulations on winning your special recognition awards at the National Police Twitter Awards 2017.
Make sure you follow and support the amazing work
@MPSPoplar are doing.