Chin­chilla cops now on Face­book

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CHIN­CHILLA Po­lice have taken crime fight­ing to the dig­i­tal realm and opened their own Face­book page this week, Chin­chilla Sta­tion.

Of­fi­cer-in-charge Sergeant Ger­ard Brady said the page was not for reporting crime or mak­ing pub­lic com­plaints but for po­lice to dis­sem­i­nate lo­calised in­for­ma­tion di­rectly to the com­mu­nity in a timely man­ner.

Af­ter ob­serv­ing some of the teething is­sues in on­line fo­rums in re­cent years, Sgt Brady warned against al­low­ing the page to turn into a “gripe fo­rum”.

Be­cause the page is not of­fi­cially marked with the Queens­land Po­lice logo, there will be an el­e­ment of free­dom for the Chin­chilla Sta­tion to advertise lo­cal events, traf­fic crashes, crime trends and lost property.

The Chin­chilla Sta­tion page trailed the pop­u­lar Miles Cops page on Wed­nes­day, with 286 likes to 1559.

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