Sarasota Police Department to host 'Tweet from the Beat'

SARASOTA, Fla. – April 8, 2015 – 9:15 a.m.

The Sarasota Police Department is taking you on another virtual ride-along. On Thursday, the Sarasota Police Department will host another ‘Tweet from the Beat.’ The event is set for Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 2 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 www.twitter.com and sign up. It’s easy, quick and free. Once you create an account, you can follow us @SarasotaPD

Throughout the night, Sergeant Robert Armstrong and other patrol officers will share what they see and do through texts, videos and photos as our Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator tweets for the officers. 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 very successful with residents and law enforcement from here in the City of 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 Acting Deputy Chief Pat Robinson, Sarasota Police Department.