The island’s Constabulary is asking residents to complete a survey about its use of social media.

As well as its main page on Facebook and the Tweetbeat Twitter account, the island’s police also has dedicated pages for the regional neighbourhood policing teams and departments such as the Roads Policing Unit.

Around 70.4% of the Manx public uses social media, which has increased by over 5% in the last year. As social media use increases on the island, the Constabulary wants to understand how they can maintain and improve their digital presence to meet the needs of the public.  

The short survey allows residents to register their views and provide suggestions and ideas on how the Police can improve its digital engagement with the public. For example, if you want to see a live stream of coppers on the beat, that features as one of the suggestions for what more the police can do to engage with islanders.

Inspector Gav Callow said: ‘We’re fortunate to have great participation with the public online. As the world becomes increasingly more online, we’re committed to listening to the public and developing our digital engagement for policing on the island.’

The survey, which can be found here, is being carried out on behalf of the Constabulary by independent company INEQE Safeguarding Group. The survey will close on September 6.

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