Police officers are just like us: They drink bottled water. They have dogs. They even tweet.
Starting Friday at 8 a.m., cops around the world will take part in a 24-hour-tweet-a-thon to raise their social media profiles. (Of course, with all the different time zones participating, the "day" will be more like 43 hours. But this is a news website, not a calculus class.) The virtual ridealong is organized by ConnectedCOPS.net, which bills itself as "law enforcement's social partner on the web." Here's a map of all the participating agencies: