Residents in Sydenham can now follow their local Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant on Twitter. Amanda Ritchie the Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant for Sydenham is the latest Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Sergeant to join Twitter and currently has over 190 followers.
Following the success of @MPSBrockleySgt who has the highest number of followers of any officer tweeting in the MPS, Lewisham introduces a new Sergeant to Twitter who will equally update the community she serves with important and useful information.
Called @MPSSydenhamSgt PS Amanda Ritchie will keep local residents informed of her whereabouts and that of her team, update the community with news, safety advice and preventative measures, promote police surgeries and events, re-tweet any useful information from relevant and local sources and generally use the medium of Twitter to engage with her local residents in her ward.
Lewisham Borough police launched its own Twitter site in February 2012 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with followers. To date, they have more than 9,500 followers, there are currently 25 Safer Neighbourhood Sergeants tweeting in the MPS.
PS Amanda Ritchie, Sydenham Safer Neighbourhoods Team “I am so pleased I have joined Twitter and am able to engage with residents in a different way whilst still using traditional methods of communication. I have been on Twitter for two weeks now but already I have used it to send crime prevention advice and tell residents what the officers on my team are doing to keep them safe.”