Beginning in February, the Evansville Police Department will begin taking folks on "Virtual Ride-Alongs" via their VirtualEPD Twitter account.
Police say when you follow the VirtualEPD account, you will be following an officer as they patrol their beat.
You will get alerts when the officer is assigned to a run, initiates an investigation, and any other activity they are involved with.
EPD says they will even post pictures and videos when they can.
The department says they will be announcing the date and time they will begin the rides so you will know when it is going to happen, and will determine how often they do this based on public response.
As part of the program, officers will let you know who the officer is and what radio number they are using if you want to monitor a police scanner as well.
Officers say this is a separate account from the regular EvansvillePD account. If you want to check out the virtual ride-along, you will need to follow the VirtualEPD account.
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