One South Jersey police department will take residents on “virtual” ride along with officers this Saturday night.
Evesham Township Police Chief Chris Chew said his goal is to use all forms of media to show residents what police go through on a daily basis.
“For instance, if there is a bad accident at a certain intersection, we’ll put the tweet out, three officers responding to so and so priority one with injuries,” he said. “When we get there, we’ll take photographs of what the officer is doing or take a video so that the community almost feels they are riding along with us.”
Chew said he wants to bring reality to people who only see police work through the media.
“Let the community see what we are doing, not really just relying on what they see on social media or watch on ‘NCIS’ or whatever TV shows,” Chew said.
The pictures and video will be available on Twitter, Facebook and on the Evesham Township websites.