Boulder police debut new blotter, automated Twitter account

Colorado Daily: The Boulder Police Department has debuted a new blotter that will post information about calls in the city.

Previously, a Boulder police civilian staff member would read each shift’s reports, research incidents, and type up the information for the blotter, which police said took hours to compile.

The updated crime blotter will share information and tweet out each incident on a new blotter Twitter account after the reports have been reviewed and approved by a supervisor.

“I’m incredibly proud of this additional layer of transparency we’ve created to share more information with our community,” Boulder police Chief Maris Herold said in a statement. “It’s right in line with the goals outlined in our new Master Plan. This new digital crime blotter was a direct result of our community members telling us they missed the old crime blotter and wanted more information about public safety incidents in their neighborhoods.”

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