Rio de Janeiro Police Adopt Social Media to Help Combat Crime

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police (PM). According to government news sources, the new communication channels are way for citizens to communicate with the police, to make complaints, request services and pass along information.

The Rio military police’s Facebook Page, created only last year, has over 300,000 followers with each post earning, on average . . .

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