Residents living in the Inkersall area can follow their local PCSO who is now tweeting from the streets in his patch.
PCSO Mike Sharp, who covers the Inkersall, Middlecroft, Duckmanton and Poolsbrook areas, is the latest officer in the Chesterfield area to use the social networking site.
He is one 20 officers from across Derbyshire who have volunteered to help keep residents informed in short messages about the work of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.
Officers use Twitter to share details of daily patrols, operations they take part in and offer crime prevention advice. They will also make appeals for information about local crime.
PCSO Sharp said: “Twitter grows more and more popular every day so I think it’s an excellent tool we can use to keep residents up-to-date with our work, and make sure that followers are informed about any community issues.
“One of the best things is that I can use Twitter to send short, but immediate information to the public, even when I’m out on patrol. It also offers residents an extra way in which they can get in touch with us.”
Derbyshire Constabulary launched its own Twitter profile in 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with the public. To date, the force has more than 18,600 followers.
Also on Twitter in Staveley area is PCSO Sue Cooke of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.
You can follow Mike and Sue by visiting the Twitter site and searching the following usernames:
To follow other neighbourhood officers on Twitter in Derbyshire, subscribe to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams list on Twitter, or follow @DerbysPolice to receive tweets from across the county.