Friday, February 26, 2010

Sheriff's Office Now on Twitter and Facebook

In an effort to further reach out to the community the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced the agency is now on Facebook and Twitter.

Members of the Facebook community are encouraged to become a fan of the Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook (search Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office). For those who prefer to receive tweets, you can follow the agency at

The agency has integrated the Alert Loudoun system with the two social media sites. Alerts issued through the system will appear as status updates on the Facebook fan page and be sent as tweets through Twitter. The Alert Loudoun system currently has over 60-thousand subscribers but the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is using the social media sites in an attempt to reach out to a wider audience.

Over the past several years the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has been using technology to allow residents to stay informed and to better serve the community. Among those online resources is (also available via web browsing cell phones at - which lists traffic incidents worked by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Middleburg Police Department and the Purcellville Police Department. Traffic-related issues worked by the Virginia State Police will be listed if the trooper was dispatched by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center. Traffic incidents worked by the Leesburg Police Department are not listed.

  For the latest Loudoun County traffic news and information, subscribe to Loudoun County Traffic via your favorite RSS reader, or get Loudoun County Traffic by e-mail.

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