Texas

Highway Patrol Gets Social Media Presence

The new Facebook and Twitter accounts will provide information about the work of State Troopers and specialized units, such as the commercial vehicle enforcement unit.

Texas Troopers conduct patrols along more than 300,000 miles of roadways.

The Texas Highway Patrol has launched a Facebook and a Twitter account, which are independent from the accounts of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The new accounts will provide the public information about the work and service of state troopers in general and that of specialized units, such as the mounted horse patrol unit, the commercial vehicle enforcement unit and the tactical marine unit, among others.

Texas Troopers conduct patrols along more than 300,000 miles of roadways in the state and the expanded presence on social media intends to strengthen the relationship with local communities.

Texas Highway Patrol Chief Ron Joy said he looks forward to sharing “a glimpse of what it’s like behind-the-scenes in the Texas Highway Patrol.”

In November, the Texas DPS also announced the launch of social media accounts for seven regions of the state of Texas.

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