Written about Julie Parker in the Washington Post

Lt. Scott Finn had a toothache.

But before he went to the dentist, the nearly 12,000 people who follow the Prince George’s County police department on Twitter heard about it. They also learned that during his shift one recent Friday, Finn and his colleagues reunited a disoriented older man with his family, recovered a stolen dirt bike and confiscated a concealed weapon from a felon.

The details were posted as part of a “Tweet­along” aimed at showing the public a side of law enforcement they rarely see. Next to Finn the entire evening, the police department’s chief spokeswoman, Julie Parker, documented his every move.

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