Twitter Feed Features Seattle Police Neighborhood Activity

Until now, the best way to get real time police activity was to have a police scanner (or an iPhone app–several are available) but the signal-to-noise ratio is pretty bad with most calls being irrelevant to the average citizen.  But now, per this article in the Seattle Times, you can get a Twitter feed that features news and activity from the Seattle Police Department (SPD) targeted for specific neighborhoods.  Victory Heights is PDL2 in SPD lingo, or more formally, North Precinct, Sector Lincoln, Beat L2.  Their twitter feed is here. You can visit the feed with a browser or follow it with your Twitter account.

Incidentally, if you hear sirens from fire or aid trucks and want to know where they are rushing to, this page from the Seattle Fire Department provides real-time 911 dispatches, just click on the “Today” button to generate an up-to-the-minute listing.

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