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Wauseon PD takes to Facebook

WAUSEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

TheWauseon Police Department is looking to increase their presence in thecommunity, and they're using social media to do it.

PoliceChief Keith Torbet says not only has Facebook increased the department's communicationwith the public, but he says it's helped their detectives solve cases faster.

"Whatbetter way to get in touch with citizens than where they're at on a dailybasis," Torbet said.

Sofar, thedepartment's page has more than 1,300 likes, and the chief says it's one ofthe fastest and easiest ways for them to get information out on things such asroad closures, special events, and suspects.

Thepage has helped them identify at least three people they were looking for, andthe chief says several tips have come to their inbox, giving detectives a newedge.

Someresidents in Wauseon say they think the page will only continue to grow.

"Stuffspreads like wildfire, I think. The more it's used, the more people will seeit," said resident Abby Mouch. "What a great way to find out everything that'sgoing on in town. It's instant, it's quick."

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