Atlanta Police Department creates Twitter account for horse

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 16, 2015

The Atlanta Police Department has created a Twitter account for Smokey, a horse in the Mounted Patrol Unit.

The Department announced the new account as part of a press release demonstrating how APD has increased its social media presence.

“Citizens are encouraged to follow Smokey (@APDSmokey) and hear from the horse’s mouth about patrolling beats and participating in special details, such as festivals, parades and other community events,” a press release from the Police Department says.

Smokey hasn’t Tweeted much so far, but then again, it’s hard to type using hooves.

APD has also joined Periscope, a live video streaming service that was in the news recently after a Florida woman used it to broadcast herself while driving drunk.

“We want to make sure that our citizens have multiple opportunities to engage with us,” Chief George Turner said in a press release. “Social media is an ideal platform to increase our community outreach and share how Atlanta officers are fighting crime.”

APD uses the following social media accounts:






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