You are reading

Astoria’s 114th Precinct to be on Twitter by year-end

twitter-logo

Nov. 26, 2014 My Michael Florio

The 114th Precinct is joining the information age and will soon be on Twitter.

Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney, the precinct’s commanding officer, said he and some of his officers from the precinct will be undergo a training session in December.

The precinct’s Twitter account is expected to launch late December and the handle will be @NYPD114Pct.

The precinct will use Twitter to notify the public as to police precinct meetings and to get the word on ways to prevent crime.

“Through Twitter we will be able to get out any information from our crime prevention desk,” Maloney said. “If there are any [suspect] wanted posters we can post those on there too.”

Several Queens precincts are on Twitter and have generated a good following. The 108 precinct, which covers Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City, introduced it in September and already has about 1,000 followers.

Maloney said that Twitter will also be a good way for the community to communicate with the precinct.

“If there is anything you see that you want to report, you can send it to us on Twitter,” he said. “It is another venue, that our department has to utilize.”

Maloney said that three-quarters of the precincts citywide are now on Twitter, with most of the feedback being positive.

Maloney said Twitter is another way the precinct can improve community outreach, which is vital in the precinct’s 2015 strategy.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.