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Rhoda Grant MSP

They are already famous in the fast moving world of tweets now Lochaber and Skye Police have found themselves praised in no lesser place than the Scottish Parliament.

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant was so proud of the success of the local cops that she decided to make sure everyone in Parliament was aware of what they have been doing.

She said: "I have tabled a motion in Parliament congratulating our 'top tweeters' from Lochaber and Skye Police on winning the Best Tweeting Corporate Police Account in the UK!

"Fantastic work, getting serious community safety and policing messages out there whilst maintaining good humour and encouraging public engagement.

One of the best known of the local police tweets which proved an instant hit on social media was the classic: "If you get back to your house tonight on #Skye and realise your cocaine is missing - we have it in the Police station #WeNeedAWord"

The text of my motion is below:-

Motion Number: S5M-03285
Lodged By: Rhoda Grant
Date Lodged: 05/01/2017
Title: @LochabSkyePol Top Tweeters

Motion Text:
That the Parliament congratulates Inspector Lynda Allan, Sergeant Bruce Crawford and all of the team at Lochaber and Skye Police on winning the Best Tweeting Corporate Police Account in the UK at the National Police Twitter Awards, which were presented on 23 December 2016 at the Northamptonshire Police headquarters; understands that the Lochaber and Skye force uses humour to get serious messages about community safety and policing out to the public; congratulates the team on using humorous hashtags, including #WeNeedAWord and #HipHopCops; believes that this style of communication resonates with the public and encourages engagement with the force; congratulates the other division from Scotland that was nominated in the same category, Levenmouth Police, and wishes everyone at Lochaber and Skye Police all the best in engaging with the public through social media."

 

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