Riley County PD using Twitter more

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) — The Riley County Police Department has become very active on Twitter, using the social media device for investigations and public relations.

Officer Matt Droge of the Riley County Police Department told WIBW that his department has been able to close about a half dozen investigations thanks to tips it received after posting suspects’ info on social media.

He also said Twitter and other social media can help law enforcement build a positive public perception.

Droge says the department has had a Twitter account since 2009, but just actively started using it in the past year. The department also is looking to be more involved on Facebook and Pinterest. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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