Helpful Twitter Accounts to Follow

  • By Spokane C.O.P.S.
  • 11 May, 2016

Twitter is a great tool for staying up-to-date on Spokane happenings! Follow these accounts to be an informed citizen. 

 

If you want to keep up with local government…  

Follow these organizations: 

  • Spokane City Council account ( @Spokane_Council ) . This account tweets about city council related affairs. 

  • Spokane Local Government account ( @SpokaneCity ). This account tweets general Spokane local news and events. 

Follow these city council members: 

 

If you want to keep up with crime news in Spokane… 

Follow these organizations: 

  • Spokane Police Department ( @SpokanePD ). This account tweets news, events, and stories relating to the police. 

  • The Office of Police Ombudsman ( @SPD_Ombudsman ). This account tweets occasionally about open forums on topics relating to the police department.  

 

If you want to keep up with safety and health news in Spokane… 

  • Great Spokane Emergency Management ( @GEGEmergencyMgt ). This account tweets emergency preparation information as well as timely emergency updates. 

  • Spokane Regional Health District ( @spokanehealth ). This account tweest health tips and resources most relevant to Spokane residents. 

 

If you want to keep up with general news in Spokane… 

 

Twitter is a great source of information, but unfortunately it's also the target of hackers. For tips on making your Twitter account secure, check out our blog post

Want to make Spokane a safer place? Volunteer at your local C.O.P.S. shop with one of our crime prevention programs , from lifting fingerprints off of vehicles to catch car prowlers to organizing a block watch for your neighborhood.

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