article by The Washington Post The first time the city’s police department started using social media to share information with its citizens was back in 2012, when the city was dealing with a series of mass shootings.
The department then used a similar tool to share details about a string of violent robberies in which two suspects were shot dead in front of a downtown business.
The first step for the department, which was not using the card at the time, was to send the information to the Department of Homeland Security’s Crime Stoppers unit.
“It’s an easy way for you to do that, because the data is already there,” said Sgt. James Davis, the department’s public information officer.
“And the community doesn’t even have to do anything.”
The card is a mobile app that lets people send photos and other information, including information about crimes, to law enforcement officials.
It was introduced in 2015, but Davis said it’s only been used for about five days this year, and has not been used to share specific information about the recent shootings.
Police officials are already getting a lot of feedback about the card, which has generated an estimated $2.6 million in revenue for the city.
The card allows users to send information to police through social media, which can include photos, video or text messages.
Davis said the department plans to release more details about the app later this week, and that the data generated by the app will be shared with the public in the coming days.
The app was first created to combat the rise in crimes that often involve gun violence.
The data is then sent to police for further analysis, according to Davis.
Police in Chicago, where Chicago has a large African-American population, also use social network data to help with crime prevention efforts.
Davis noted that the police department has not used social media data to make any specific arrests or conduct surveillance.
“We’ve never done anything like that,” Davis said.
“This is just a way to do it.
We’re trying to help.”
In Washington, D.C., the department also is using the app to track crimes that involve guns.
The Washington Police Department also is planning to make a similar app to allow residents to report crimes they suspect to police, as well as help other police departments track down potential criminals.
Police are also using the information in the app and in social media reports to track down criminals who break into vehicles and use them to commit crimes, according, in part, to the city ordinance on the issue.
“You know, the way we look at it is that it’s just a tool,” Davis told The Washington City Paper.
“There are no social media buttons in the tool.
There are no information buttons in it.
It’s just an easy, convenient way for the public to have that information.”