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Take a Virtual Ride-Along With Sheriff's Deputies

With the help of social media, Redwood City and Woodside residents can "ride-along" with sheriff's deputies in their patrol car Saturday night.

What's it like to patrol the streets of Redwood City and Woodside on a Saturday night? What type of calls to San Mateo County sheriff's deputies respond to between 6 p.m. and midnight?

Thanks to Twitter and Facebook, Redwood City and Woodside residents will be able to join the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office @SMCSheriff for the first-ever virtual ride-along this Saturday, March 2.

Experience the excitement and action of a night with sheriff's deputies by using the hashtag #SMCVRA.

Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt will be riding in the patrol car with two other deputies and will be tweeting the deputies' activity every 15-20 minutes from her iPad. She will also be uploading photos to Facebook. Residents can follow the deputies and post their own comments and questions at #SMCVRA

"This virtual ride-along will give deputies an opportunity to interact with community members. It's been very successful in Palo Alto and in other cities around the country," said Rosenblatt.

"It's a good opportunity for community members to see what kind of calls deputies get and what they are doing out there," she added.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office virtual ride-along will take place from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, March 2. To join @SMCSheriff on Twitter, use the hastag ##SMCVRA

 

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    TGD February 27, 2013 at 07:22 PM
    10 P.M. Utilized the restroom at 7-11, grabbed a donut.
    Reader's Digest February 28, 2013 at 09:06 AM
    wow its cool how they used the social media for a good reason..and it went Successful i bet they will do this every day.

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