One of my favorite parts of the whole day was having the opportunity to listen firsthand to Brimfield Police Department's Chief David Oliver. For those who have never heard of him, he and his police department of Brimfield, Ohio, have found a way to gain 145,000 Facebook followers. This far exceeds the residents in the city, but with honest accounts and a little humor, the chief has become a bit of an online sensation. He said he wanted to give a better perception of police departments, and it only takes one quick look at the Facebook reviews on the page to know he has reached his goal.
Overall, between these two events, I was given a wealth of knowledge. It goes to show that the world of social media is ever changing and it is important to pay attention to trends.