By Stacie N. Galang
San Clemente’s Police Services Department bit the bullet and joined the social media ranks with a Facebook page of its own.
The page is part of the department’s effort to increase its online presence and better communicate with residents, said Lt. John Coppock, who became chief in March.
“The whole concern was, again, just to become more connected with the community,” he said.
The Facebook page currently has posts on subjects such as proper installation of child car seats and fireworks safety.
The department is currently working with the city’s technical staff to develop its own website as well, the chief said. He and fellow Orange County Sheriffs Deputies culled ideas for their site from other police agencies. Coppock hoped to have the site up by the end of the year.
Visit www.facebook.com/SCPoliceServices for more information.