My story on the MUPD’s humorous Twitter use

Quite recently, the MU Police Department has been using their Twitter account in a rather unusual and humorous way. I was given this story idea from one of the assistant city editors at the Columbia Missourian, so once again, I hopped right on it because I like social media — because I’m just a typical millennial.

I didn’t follow MUPD on Twitter at first, but I heard a lot about their tweets through the grapevine. Their tweets have been tailored with GIFs, pictures and jokes to try and reach MU students better. I had heard some complaints and some praises over the department’s recent tweets, so I investigated.

I called Lt. Buddy Anliker, who runs the account, and asked him why they are tweeting this way. I also talked to students and got their opinions on the tweets.

Read my story here.

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