It was a couple of years ago when the Mumbai police force’s Twitter account took the internet by storm with their witty quips about crime in general. They used pop culture references, and suddenly everyone was following them. By doing this they ensured that they had their citizen’s attention on a platform they probably spent most of their time on. In turn, they could disseminate all the important information and guidelines to citizens which otherwise would have fallen on deaf ears.
Now, in 2019 the trend is catching on with other police forces across the country as well, and boy they aren’t backing down.
Rajasthan police took to twitter recently, and were their sarcastic best. Free accommodation and food? Read jail time!
Oops! Did anyone lost their #Smack?
If yes, we have them! If you want them back contact us ASAP! Or else it'll be lost forever.
We promise free stay & food at our expense!
So hurry!@narcoticsbureau pic.twitter.com/GeeLvnxic0
— Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) July 17, 2019
Just last month, even Assam Police had tweeted something similar, and users were quick to point out the similarities.
Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night?
Don't panic, we found it.
Please get in touch with @Dhubri_Police. They will help you out, for sure 😉
Great job Team Dhubri. pic.twitter.com/fNoMjbGSKX
— Assam Police (@assampolice) June 4, 2019
Oh and btw, if you have been thinking about what the Mumbai Police twitter used to do a couple of years ago, check these out below :
If you then
don't you dont
love deserve Me Me
at my at my pic.twitter.com/XUaxxTdfuv
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 9, 2018
If you’re indulging in #StrangerThings like sharing your personal bank details over phone, 'Eleven' has something to say! #MoneyMatters pic.twitter.com/DeP4Cm4Tl5
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) October 12, 2017
You seriously believed that??? ‘Bazinga’ ! #BeCyberSmart pic.twitter.com/akGcqfb5ot
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 13, 2018
We are very ‘taken’ with friends such as these! #SafetyFirst pic.twitter.com/0BYplw3xYm
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 5, 2018
Ghar se Kuch dur nikalte chalte
hi… hi… pic.twitter.com/1nSWbB0H92
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) May 16, 2018