The agency has launched its own Facebook page. The aim is to get people who become state police fans to help police solve crimes, track down fugitives and find missing people, according to a report in the Associated Press.
Police put the new site up on Monday, and already there are thousands of fans. Superintendent Col. W. Steven Flaherty said incorporating social media into communications and outreach efforts is a natural progression for the agency. It’s a progression that could help police crack a lot of unsolved cases.
In addition to information about unsolved cases, the Virginia State Police page includes news releases and traffic safety tips.