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Police use Twitter to Help Send Important Reminders

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Nightly tweets remind people to lock their car and house doors. Nightly tweets remind people to lock their car and house doors.
Tim Seitz of ACPD. Tim Seitz of ACPD.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The Albemarle County Police Department is using social media to help make Central Virginia safer.

The "9 p.m. Routine" is inspired by fellow police departments across the country. A social media reminder will be tweeted out every night in hopes that people will double check that their car doors and houses are locked before going to bed.

“Just by reminding people every night at 9 p.m. once they get the kids to sleep just if they see it on our Twitter account, go outside, lock your doors, take your key out of the car, make sure you lock your doors in your house,” said Tim Seitz of ACPD.

The department said social media is a great way to bridge the gap with the public and has received positive feedback from the community about the project.