Police dept. uses Twitter to update community

March 31, 2009 8:50:04 PM PDT
The Bolingbrook Police Department is believed to be the first police department in Illinois to join the social networking site Twitter.The department will use Twitter to send updates to community members via the web, cell phones, or instant messaging alerts. Updates may include emergency street closures, power outages and crime alerts.

To follow the police department, go to www.twitter.com/bolingbrookpd for real time updates from its public information officer.