REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Police will conduct a "virtual ride-along" on Facebook and Twitter, Friday afternoon. One officer will post "near real-time" updates as he responds to calls, conducts investigations and makes traffic stops. The unique opportunity is part of an effort by the department to share a "typical day" with the public.
In a statement issued by Redmond Police, Lt. Keith Knight said, "Since not everyone has the ability to go out on a real ride-along in a patrol vehicle, RPD will bring the ride-along to everyone."
Those who follow Redmond Police on Facebook and Twitter will begin receiving updates at noon. The virtual ride-along will last until about midnight, and will be split between day shift and night shift officers. Another officer will draft posts and take pictures, possibly even sharing short videos.
Exact details of an incident won't be disclosed, nor will the names of those involved.