Holderness: PCSO nominated for national social media award
Three and a half years ago Humberside Police PCSO Darren Bainton set up a Twitter account to connect more closely to the community he serves.
More than nine thousand tweets and nearly two thousand followers later he’s now been nominated for the Best Tweeting PCSO in the National Police Twitter Awards 2017 for his prolific and proactive approach to public engagement.
PCSO Bainton said: “Social media has allowed me to connect with people in our community and beyond, and has given me the opportunity to showcase Humberside Police in ways that people never see. It allows me to give out public safety information instantly and show the human side of this uniform and badge that I love.
“The public craves interaction with officers in other ways than just face-to-face engagement. They want to see us outside of our normal activities. From the feedback I’ve had they also want us to show what it means to be an officer, and the great difficulties we face along with the great benefits we have.
“It’s a great tool in promoting what we do in our communities as we work together to make our Force area a safer place for everyone and to try and make a difference.”
The winners of the awards will be named at a ceremony held on 24 November 2017. You can find out more at www.policetwitterawards.com
You can follow PCSO Darren Bainton on @HPMidHolderness.