Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Palmer Police Department joined neighboring Forks about two months ago in adding a Facebook page.
Two months ago, the Forks Township Police Department launched its own Facebook page. But, with little fanfare, so did Palmer Township. Go on the Palmer Township Police Department's Facebook page and you'll see all kinds of information, everything from who is the Fugitive of the Week to Palmer crimes to announcements and shoutouts about what neighboring police departments are doing. "Looks good, great start," Supervisor Bob Lammi posted right after Palmer's launch. The Palmer page is the responsibility of Sgt. Wayne Smith. So far, Smith is proud of the page's success. It's received 211 Likes and is adding about two or three new people a day, Smith said. He said the Social Media platform is great for bolstering communications with the …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A photo showing the battered face of a Forks Township woman has been posted on Facebook to bring attention to her attack
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Forks Police Chief Greg Dorney says social media site will help department better communicate with citizens.
Forks Township Police Department is going social media friendly. Police Chief Greg Dorney said the department is going to soon have its own page on Facebook as a way to bolster communications with the community. "Social media is how most people are active today in communicating," Dorney said. "Therefore I believe it's important that law enforcement participate as well." Throughout the county, many police departments are starting to use Facebook to help spread the message by posting press releases, mugshots of criminals, alerting the public about various crimes and keeping citizens informed about what the department offers. "Communication of municipal law enforcement agencies to the residents of their respective communities is very …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Social media can potentially open up a whole new can of worms when it comes to student/teacher interactions.
Moms Talk is a weekly feature on all Lehigh Valley Patches in which local parents, caregivers and other members of the community are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting topics. This week’s Moms Talk question comes to us from Josh Popichak, Editor, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch, and it relates to student and teachers being friends on Facebook: Josh started thinking about this issue after reading a recent story about a football coach in Maine who resigned from his job after accidentally posting a naked picture of himself on his Facebook page. Josh says that apparently the school district where this happened allows teachers and students to be Facebook friends. And, even though this is an extreme example of what can happen, …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The social network has this right: Friend is a verb.
In a commercial for the Toyota Venza, a young woman sitting at a computer says, “I read an article, well I read the majority of an article online, about how older people are becoming more and more anti-social. So I was really aggressive with my parents about joining Facebook.” She adds sarcastically: “My parents are up to 19 friends now." The commercial cuts to her smiling parents driving with their bikes mounted on the top of the car and then shows scenes of them mountain biking with friends. The camera flashes back to the daughter sitting alone with her computer. She says: “I have 687 friends. This is living.” When the snowstorm and the resulting power outage hit Saturday and the hours without electricity turned to days, I’m betting …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Palmer man held in township home burglary.
A photo from the social network site Facebook has helped put a Palmer Township man behind bars in connection with a June 6 theft at a township home. And that photo turned out to be that of the victim's best friend, according to court records. Justin Daniel Perez of Starlight Drive was being held on $50,000 bail after being arraigned Monday before District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on charges of criminal trespass, burglary and stealing $1,000 in cash and $2,400 in items from a home on Camelot Drive. Perez was arrrested after a woman who spotted a man in her home was shown a picture of him on Facebook by her brother. "It wouldn't happen to be my best friend?" Robert Rizzolino asked his sister Karissa, who stated that the photo showing a …