Social media is the best way to reach the public.
That was the message from DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner last week at the annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. The Sheriff says they were promoting their presence on all the major sites and what kind of information they could find there.
Recently, the Sheriff has started using video messages as a way to communicate. He says it is a great way to get a message out there faster than typing something up.
While Sheriff Shofner recognizes the importance of social networking to communicate with the public but he says there is nothing like face to face interaction, like at the Business Expo at Clinton High School.
The Sheriff encourages his deputies to get out of their patrol vehicles and talk with the public and become engaged. He says they need positive relationships with the people that are not breaking the law.