Essex Police launch SNAPCHAT account
ESSEX Police bosses have launched an account with social media app ‘Snapchat’ in a bid to get in touch with youngsters.
The force’s account officially launched yesterday and last night had about 200 followers – though bosses hope that number will grow into the thousands within days.
It is hoped the app, which has a minimum age of 13, will allow the force to better connect with younger members of the community.
It will be used to run appeals which are particularly relevant to younger people by sharing live photos and videos from the scenes of drugs raids, police dog deployments and road traffic operations.