City cop’s Twitter account gets only 238 followers
NAVI MUMBAI: It’s been 11 days since Navi Mumbai police launched their twitter account. However, they have not been able to get more than 238 followers till now.
In an effort to ensure better policing in the city, the police launched their twitter account@N_MumbaiPolice on Republic Day. But the number shows the poor response they are getting from the residents.
The Mumbai police on the other hand launched two twitter accounts in the last week of December and it has been a huge success for them. They had 29,300 followers in the first 24 hours.
“We think many people of the satellite city are still not aware of the Twitter account. Likewise, residents of Navi Mumbai is also not as much as that of Mumbai. So when it comes to followers on Twitter, our number is bound to be less than that of Mumbai police,” said one senior police officer.
Dilip Sawant, deputy commissioner of police (crime) said, “Residents can tweet us the problems they have been facing in their areas. We will instruct the officials to look into those matters. Likewise, they can also give us suggestions for good policing and share their expectations from us through it.”
According Sawant, this will also serve as a good platform to educate the masses. “If we get to know about any rumour doing to the rounds in the city, we can instantly clarify it on twitter. Similarly, many people don’t know whom to approach for a specific issue. We can also guide them through it,” he added.