In today’s world, everyone is using social media to communicate.

With each passing day, people and organizations are thinking of new ways to take advantage of these communication tools, especially when information needs to be shared quickly.

This is where the police departments come in. Crimes that used to require long hours to investigate are now being solved through a single post on social media. Departments are using hashtags relevant to their cases, which results in direct involvement from the public. In a short period of time, people are seeing, sharing, and responding to police posts. These posts include asking for assistance in finding a missing person or tracking down a thief. Any bit of information helps, whether it is a name, a photo, or a potential spotting of a suspect.