You can follow them @BellinghamPD.
Last month Bellingham police brass moved Lt. Bob Vander Yacht, a former bomb squad leader, into the job of spokesman. He hopes to build up a stronger social media presence for the police department.
The first couple of tweets:
Getting into the 21st century! #offandrunning
Never miss a local story.
— Bellingham Police (@BellinghamPD) February 14, 2014
Our first week of Twitter will be slow, be patient and keep following! #onedayatatime
— Bellingham Police (@BellinghamPD) February 14, 2014Here's a collection of other folks who chime in on social media with local crime, fire, weather or public safety news.
—Our @bhamcrime account, or Bellingham Crime, which I run; the main @BhamHerald handle; Herald reporter Samantha Wohlfeil; State Trooper Mark Francis; Dillon Honcoop and KGMI Radio; the Western Washington University student newspaper, The Western Front; Whatcom Unified Emergency Management; Bellingham Weather; @LyndenFire; @BhamPDactivity; @wsdot_north for traffic news; Skagit Valley Herald cops reporter Russell Hixon; and the official City of Bellingham Twitter, @CityofBhamWA, a press release feed.