Ride Along on Twitter with Vancouver PD
Cst Mandy Scorrar on Vancouver Police Department’s ‘TAL’ – Tweet-A-Long scheduled for Feb 24th 7 pm – 6am
When I was asked whether I might be interested in being a ‘guest tweeter’ on the @VancouverPD Twitter account to share my experiences working in patrol, I immediately thought it would be a great opportunity despite my limited use of Twitter. I consider it a privilege to be able to share with the public first-hand what we are doing on the streets of Vancouver to help keep people safe. The city never sleeps, but police and other emergency responders are always here keeping an eye on things in any type of weather. I hope our Twitter followers will find this Tweet-A-Long (TAL) interesting and informative, as one never knows what types of calls or people you will end up dealing with during a shift.
I hope to give people a realistic look at what I deal with in a typical night shift, and that will include some personal feelings and reactions to certain events. It’s difficult to predict what will happen on any given night but whatever happens I plan to keep it ‘real’. My duties as a police officer will obviously come first, and both officer safety and the safety of the public remains my priority. I will be updating my activities and letting people know what’s happening when I’ve completed a call or when I’m in-between calls. Luckily I will be working with a partner that night, so he will be driving which will leave me free to be able to tweet while in the patrol car.
I’m looking forward to this opportunity for the public to ‘ride-along’ with me during my shift and hope I can provide insight into what a typical night is like for a Vancouver Police officer.
Cst Scorrar is in her 15th year with the Vancouver Police Department after serving a dozen years in the Canadian Armed Forces. She has spent the majority of her career working as a patrol officer in the NE district of Vancouver which includes the downtown eastside. Constable Scorrar has also worked in the investigative division in the High Risk
Offender’s Unit, and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight to her daily duties. She is also a dedicated student and is a few months away from completing her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia.