State Police Using Social Media To Catch Most Wanted Suspects

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New York State Police have introduced "Warrant Wednesday" in an effort to help track down some of the most wanted criminals. Photo Credit: NYSP Facebook Page

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Police Department will begin using social media in an effort to catch wanted suspects in Westchester County and across the state as part of "Warrant Wednesday."

The initiative began on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Photos were added to the NYSP Facebook page featuring posters of wanted persons with arrest or bench warrants from across New York State.

“New York State is using new and creative tools to help make our streets and neighborhoods safer,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Social media's broad appeal can help the State Police track down those wanted in connection with crimes and bring them to justice.”

Each “Warrant Wednesday” posting will include a poster of a wanted individual contributed by State Police Troops across the state. Each poster will include a photo, information about the subject, what they are wanted for, and a contact number for the appropriate State Police station. This will appear as a “photo album” on the State Police Facebook page.

Postings for "Warrant Wednesday" will also be posted to the NYSP Twitter account

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tommy.meehan.77:

It does make you kind of wonder, doesn't it? Unless there's A LOT more we don't know...

inthewoods:

Seriously, this is an example of the "most wanted"? Sometimes I think the police are afraid to go after the real criminals, so they pick on people like this.

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