The Worcester Police Department is enhancing its use of social media and integrating Web 2.0 tools in order to connect and communicate directly with the public. By reaching out in these new ways, the department can interact with a large and diverse audience. The goal is to disseminate accurate information and content in a timely manner. The sites serve as a one-stop source for information.
In addition, the department uses the social networks to help solve crimes. The department is hopeful that the use of social media will be an effective tool in gathering tips and information.
Find the WPD on Facebook
The Worcester Police Department uses Facebook to post the latest news, updates, alerts, advisories and crime prevention methods. Residents are encouraged to "like" the page to receive newsfeeds from the department and stay current on important information. Through the Facebook page, a weekly bulletin is posted, which highlights the news of the week.
Follow WPD on Twitter
To receive text alerts, you may "Fast Follow" the Worcester Police Department's Twitter page even if you don't have a Twitter account yourself. Simply text the phrase, "follow worcesterpd" to 40404 via your cell phone and you will receive the latest Tweets (standard text messaging rates appy). To stop receiving these Tweets, text the phrase, "leave worcesterpd" to 40404.
WPD YouTube Channel
The Worcester Police Department YouTube Channel features video productions on department programs and initiatives, events and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the department. Subscribers can view a combination of interviews and video footage along with informative stories.
Nixle Notifications from WPD
The Nixle Notification System is a publishing system designed for law enformcement and government agencies. Citizens can now register to instantly receive crime updates and public safety information from the Worcester Police Department through email and text messages. This service is free and open to all community members.
WPD Press Releases
The Worcester Police Department provides releases to media outlets and community members on a continuous basis, providing information related to news stories, advisories, investigations and ongoing incidents. Stay informed of new Press Releases by subscribing to the Press Release RSS Feed.