In light of how police have been looked at lately in the news, the Dixon police department is out to change that perception with twitter.

They're showing that police are real people too with their account.
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Wow! That's a pretty cool way to connect to the community and to show the lighter side of life. I love how they incorporate kids doing the right thing and reward them for it too.

What a great way to build up trust and a positive relationship between kids and the police department.

Kudos to Officer Sharp for creating the account and constantly updating it as a great tool to bridge the gap between the police department and the community.