10,000 follow police

More than 10,000 people are now following Derbyshire police on the social network site Twitter.

The force launched its Twitter site in the summer of 2009 and uses it to share news, appeals and information with followers. Officers also tweet details of special operations or days of action.

Force web manager Ben Sherwin said: “Twitter is an important tool for getting information to the public quickly and we will continue to develop it to share news and update followers.”

Follow the force @DerbysPolice.