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Calgary police join worldwide tweet-a-thon

Police in Calgary are joining agencies from around the world to participate in a tweet-a-thon to bring attention to the use of social media in law enforcement.

Nearly 100 agencies from around the world will take part by using #poltwt hashtag

Police in Calgary are joining agencies from around the world Friday to participate in a tweet-a-thon to bring attention to police work and the use of social media by law enforcement.

The Calgary Police Service joined 100 law enforcement agencies from Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland and Australia that are all working to engage the public in the daily routines of police officers.

CPS is tweeting real-time events between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., which will be determined at the discretion of a police officer.

All tweets will provide the general location and details of a call — but not identifying information — in order to protect the privacy of those involved.

For example, one tweet reads, "Units responding to a 911 business hang-up call downtown. #poltwt."

Anyone interested in following the tweet-a-thon can follow @CalgaryPolice on Twitter.

Additionally, agencies around the world will all tweet with the same hashtag: #poltwt

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