Thibodaux Police taking to social media - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Thibodaux Police taking to social media

THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) -

From lights and sirens, to the snap of the cuffs, police departments often struggle to maintain a positive image.  But Thibodaux Police have a new weapon in their arsenal.

Besides weekly crime stats, you'll find mostly positive news on the department's Facebook page. Every morning starts with the "great news of the day." but suspects and warnings show up too.

Officials say it needs to be a reciprocating relationship.  It's also a relationship that can sour. The department watches for racist or vulgar posts and deletes them.

Thibodaux's approach has been so successful the department actually created a playbook.  30 pages of standard practices that can be used around the country. So far, 100 departments have picked up the guide.

The Baton Rouge Police Department has a copy too and says they're actively talking to other agencies to figure out the best approach.  Many other local departments already use social media.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:14:13 GMT

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>
  • Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:39:53 GMT

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>
  • Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:38:14 GMT
    234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly