How Tweeting and Texting Help the Boston Police Department

The BPD, which has the largest number of Twitter followers of any police department in the country, has had an uptick in the number of crime-solving tips thanks to Twitter and their text-a-tip-program. “It’s been really amazing for us,’’ says spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. “Use of social media has provided an additional outlet for people to interact with law enforcement.” And, in case you missed the ads plastered all over the city, the BPD wants to say ‘thank you’ — but they don’t know who you are. []