Redmond Police utilizing Facebook

Published Aug 29, 2013 at 05:00AM

Redmond Police Department is attempting to catch wanted criminals using its Facebook page.

“Wanted Wednesday,” as Redmond Police is calling the social media program, is a weekly release of wanted suspect photos in both active and cold cases, according to the department’s Facebook page.

“It is our hope to solicit information on the whereabouts of wanted persons or to encourage wanted persons to turn themselves in to law enforcement,” according to a Facebook post.

Redmond Police started managing a Facebook page in early July to better connect with the community and to share photos and videos. Since then, the department has been able to identify photos of criminals by posting security camera footage on the page, update in-progress events and warn of closed roadways.

— Bulletin staff report