Spend the Day with WSP on Twitter, FB

<p>WA State Patrol</p>

WA State Patrol

Next Thursday (August 29) is your chance to get an inside look at operations of the Washington State Patrol via social media, Twitter and Facebook.

WSP presents a #daywithWSP (hashtag), tweeting events that are happening around the state in real-time.

Most people are familiar with troopers in white cars who respond to collisions and disabled vehicles.

But WSP says there are also other employees who play roles in keeping the public safe on the roads, at their places of business and in their homes.

“We have great people, and want the public to see the entire depth and breadth of what they do,” said WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “This will be as close a look as you can get without actually coming to work for us.” 

“WSP has some interesting careers and we are always looking for public service minded people to join us,” said Capt. Jeff DeVere, commander of WSP’s Human Resources Division.

On that day, incidents or events that require more than 140 characters will first be tweeted, and then explained in more detail on the agency’s Facebook site.

Nothing will be simulated, and the #daywithWSP will not be a compilation. Everything tweeted will have happened that day.

The 2013 edition of #daywithWSP will start at 6:00 a.m. on Aug. 29, and run until midnight. To participate, follow us @wastatepatrol or monitor the hashtag #daywithWSP.