Sarasota Police Department to host another ‘Tweet from the Beat’

SARASOTA, Fla. – January 8, 2015  – 9 a.m.

The Sarasota Police Department is taking you on another “virtual ride-along.”  On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Twitter users can “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat.’ 

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

Throughout the shift, Patrol Officer Kevin Schafer and other Patrol Officers will share what they see and do through texts, videos and photos.  The Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator will tweet on behalf of the Officers.  People following @SarasotaPD will be able to ask questions and interact with Officers on the road.

“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 Chief Bernadette DiPino.  “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 us.”

Sarasota Police Department’s ‘Tweet from the Beat’ program started in November 2013.