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Ossining Police Department Embraces Social Media

Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester Photo Credit: Facebook/Ossining Police Department
Ossining Police Department's Facebook page has become an important way for police to interact with the community. Photo Credit: Ossining Police Department/Facebook

OSSINING, N. Y. -- With the youngest police chief in Westchester County, the Ossining Police Department is happily adopting new technology as a way to communicate with residents with a dash of humor.

The focus on social media was the subject of a report.

Newly appointed Chief Kevin Sylvester , 35, who was sworn in on New Year's Day, predicts that other police departments and public agencies will start embracing social media, as well. Younger officers may be more comfortable on the web, and consider it as just another beat to walk, says.

Not only is the department using its Facebook page regularly to provide updates and reminders to residents, police are now allowing simple records requests over email, reported.

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