Sheriff’s department announces Twitter ride-along
by PI Staff
Aug 23, 2012 | 5180 views | 0 0 comments | 806 806 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department will host its first “virtual ride-along” via Twitter from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

Members of the sheriff’s department’s media relations unit will follow two deputies Saturday night and tweet updates, photographs and videos throughout the shift.

The purpose of the ride-along is to give people a better understanding of what a deputy sheriff does during a shift, according to Sheriff Adam Christianson.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department’s Twitter profile has more than 2,600 followers, and the department’s Facebook page has more than 600 “likes.”

Those with Twitter accounts can become followers at, and Facebook users can “like” the department at

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