Sarasota Police Department Tweet from the Beat set for Monday, July 14th

SARASOTA, Fla. – July 11, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.

The Sarasota Police Department is taking you on another virtual ride-along. On Monday, the Sarasota Police Department will host another ‘Tweet from the Beat.’ The event is set for Monday, July 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

To join the Sarasota Police Department in our virtual ride along: If you already have a Twitter account, follow the Sarasota Police Department. Our handle is @SarasotaPD If you aren’t on Twitter, you can go to and sign up. It’s easy, quick and free. Once you create an account, you can follow us @SarasotaPD

Throughout the night, Officer Jon Vanik and other officers will share what they see and do through texts, videos and photos tweets from the beat through our Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator. People following @SarasotaPD will be able to ask questions and interact with our officers on the road.

"Our ‘Tweet from the Beat’ program has been a success with citizens and law enforcement from here in Sarasota and all over the country as they interact with our officers. This event is a great opportunity for our local and virtual community to communicate and interact with our officers in the city we protect and serve," said Captain Pat Robinson, Bureau of Patrol Operations, Sarasota Police Department.