State Police Hold Live Chat With Public On Facebook

FRAMINGHAM (CBS) — How are State Police using social media to connect with the public?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

State Police Hold Live Chat On Facebook

State Police has had its Facebook page since January 2012. Since then, it has provided information on some arrests, serious accidents and traffic tie-ups.

But for the first time in the agency’s history, the State Police Media Relations unit held a live chat online on Wednesday.

For one hour, members of the public were able to ask questions online and get answers in real-time.

Questions ranged from how to join the academy to whether trooper are subject to the same rules of the road.

“In one hour, we received 57 questions and we were able to keep up with questions,” Lt. Daniel Richard said.

Richard says the event was an effort to promote transparency.

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