The @LochabSkyePol Twitter feed covering the Skye, Lochalsh and Lochaber areas of the West Highlands has been nominated for a national Police Twitter Award for informative and proactive approach taken to use the account to keep the community updated with activity in the area.
This is the first time an account from the Highland and Islands area has been included in these awards, which recognise positive use of the platform in Policing across the United Kingdom.
Over the past year the account has seen followers more than quadruple, has gone viral with tweets about recovered drugs and American rap stars whilst also passing on valuable crime prevention, personal safety and community updates to followers and receiving positive international media coverage in the process.
Twitter users can help the @LochabSkyePol feed compete for the award by tweeting the following from their own accounts "I nominate @LochabSkyePol in category 1 of the @policeawards #poltawards" to have their vote counted.
Followers have already said about the account "engages in a humorous and informative way", "the most engaging Police Twitter feed we have seen, real community Policing", "help us to remember the Police are just like us","connect with the public with humour and humanity"