Matlock police officer to tweet from the beat

An officer from Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team is leaping online to become the Derbyshire Dales’ first police Twitter champion.

PC Dave Naylor will be tweeting from the streets to keep the people of Matlock up to date on what the team is up to.

Followers of his profile – @MatlockSNT – can see short messages posted directly from Dave about a wide range of topics, including news, crime appeals, operations and campaigns the team is leading, public meetings officers are holding or attending and any crime prevention tips.

Members of the public will also be able to communicate with Dave by sending him tweets or direct messages, to ask about any neighbourhood issues they have.

Dave said: “We’re here to serve the public and make sure they get all the information they need about policing on their streets.”