The Campbell River RCMP is now on Facebook.
Constable Maury Tyre says this will provide police with the opportunity to better reach the local community.
“We already had an account on Twitter, which is typically followed closer by our media partners,” Tyre says. “Facebook offers us a chance to reach a broader group of people in Campbell River. It’s clear, based on the size of other community Facebook pages in the Campbell River area that for many people this is how they receive a lot of information. It only makes sense for the RCMP here to have our own page.”
Tyre says that social media is by no means a replacement for in-person outreach, but rather adds another layer of how police can get messages out.
“Social media channels also provide us with a place to share more about our organization; things that may not necessarily be newsworthy, but are more public interest related like our new Mountie of the month features. Another bonus is the chance to use social media to educate what we do and why we do it.”
Tyre is sending out a reminder that the RCMP’s social media accounts are not monitored 24/7 and are not designed to receive reports of crime. You’re asked to submit reports online through this website.
To check out the new Facebook page, click here.