Police in Birmingham will be using Twitter to capture 24 hours on the Thin Blue Line in the south of the city.
The 24-hour tweetathon involving the Birmingham South policing unit will give a round-the-clock rolling update from 7am on Thursday (January 27) until 7am on Friday.
The area covered by the unit includes Quinton, Harborne, Edgbaston, Selly Oak, Weoley Castle, Bournville, Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Stirchley, Selly Park, Woodgate, Kings Norton, Northfield and Longbridge.
Topics covered will include crimes, arrests, operations, patrols, community meetings, and internal processes. Officers also expect to give updates on ongoing incidents and how police have responded “around every ten minutes”.
Chief Supt Phil Kay said: “We are always looking at ways to improve communication and we see Twitter as another tool we can use to achieve this - and make ourselves more accessible to local people.
“I feel this will give members of the public a real insight into some of the work their officers carry out on a daily basis.”
Updates from the police will appear below from 7am on Thursday.
You can follow Birmingham South Police on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bhamsouthpolice. There is also a website at www.birminghamsouthpolice.org.uk and a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/birminghamsouthpolice.