Evanston Police to hold ‘tweet-along’ to most 911 calls

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

The Evanston Police Department will bring the city’s Twitter followers on a “virtual ride-along” to most of the city’s emergency calls one day in early November.

On Nov. 9 from 3 to 11 p.m., the city will tweet most of the emergency calls made to the city’s 911 dispatch center. The annual “tweet-along” will allow the community to make sense of the city’s many 911 calls, according to a city news release. Similar to last year, calls on issues of sensitive nature will not be tweeted.

“Social media is proving to be more and more important in communicating with our residents,” said Adelita Hernandez, the city’s citizen engagement coordinator, in the release. This is EPD’s second tweet-along event.

— Manuel Rapada