LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police departments are finding out that the Internet really does know all.
“I’m glad to know that we’re beyond the conversation of police departments having Facebook and Twitter and Instagram,” says Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith. “We’re way beyond that.”
Whether he’s inside his office at police headquarters or sitting in a recliner at home, Smith has seen first hand how a simple online posting from his smart phone can close a case that might not have been solved before.
“It’s easy for us in our media relations unit to do it because we can do it mobile from our phones with the apps that we have available now … it doesn’t take us any time to do it,” Smith says.