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Toledo Police Dept. hosts Twitter ride along

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The Toledo Police Department is giving everyone a look inside the life of an officer. TPD is hosted its first ever live tweet ride along Friday.

Call it tweets from the streets. Toledo Police Sergeant Kevin Braun rode along with Officer Paul Toth Friday afternoon.

Braun live tweeted their every move.

"Not everybody can do a ride along with a police crew so I'm going to go out there with officer Toth and I'm going to give them an inside look at what he does and what they all do every single day. Live tweets everything he does the exciting stuff and the boring stuff," says Braun. 

It's the departments first ever live tweet ride along. The social media event provided a play by play of some of the calls made to 911 -- all by using twitter.

They're first call was to help a lady who's truck had stalled. Sergeant Braun tweeted "time to push"

Citizens were able to respond to his tweets.

"This is a way for them to get on their phone or computer and just kind of get into the conversation and see what our men and women do every day," Braun says.

The tweet-a-thon is a new way of community policing in this ever-changing world of social media.

"From one second to the next our job is different. It's constantly changing. It's constantly a fluid environment we're in, and I'd love for people to see that," says Braun. "We are not always giving people tickets for speeding. We're not always chasing people down. Sometimes it's simply showing up to a call and helping people with any kind of problem they have."

TPD says more Twitter ride-alongs are planned for the future.

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