KC cops get on Pinterest

Fresh off being named one of the top governments in its use of social media, Kansas City can add its police force to the list of local entities getting social. The KCPD is now on Pinterest, pinning away about such topics as female cops, training and “cool police equipment.”

Per the Star,

“This reaches a larger group that may not have been engaged in our other social media efforts,” said department spokesman Captain Steve Young.

Those previous efforts have included the police chief’s blog, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

“We think it’s a way to build partnerships and connect with the community in a way we never could before,” said Sarah Boyd of the department’s media relations unit.

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