CIDG to tap social media in mass communication

June 10, 2012 1:48 pm 

MANILA, June 10 — The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) announced that it using social media device, Twitter, to communicate and reach out to the public.

"This project aims to bring the CIDG closer to the public through new media, which has become more and more accessible to consumers with the proliferation of smart phones, tabs and other technologies," CIDG chief Director Samuel Pagdilao said.

The unit opened its Twitter account, Twitter via @CIDG_PIO, last June 7.

It will initially provide updates on police operations, official announcements and accomplishment reports.

Senior Insp. Don Dicksie L. De Dios, CIDG press information office head, said they will eventually welcome queries via the account but asked the public to be "patient" with them as this will be the first time the CIDG will tap this medium.

"This will be a work-in-progress for the first few weeks for us but hopefully we will achieve our goal of delivering our message effectively to the public," he added.

Besides Twitter, the CIDG also plans to tap other social media in the near future for its public information campaign.

This will allow the CIDG to connect to a wider audience besides those catered to by television, radio and newspapers.

The public can also visit www.cidg.pnp.gov.ph for updates on the CIDG's operations, accomplishments, database and activities, among others. (PNA) DCT/PFN

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