Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are finalists in the ConnectedCops Awards, an international competition on social media use, mbl.is reports.
Photo Copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.The police started using social media in late 2010 and currently have 22,000 followers on Facebook, one of the largest per capita followings in the world.
According to a statement, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police “is finding that social media is both a cost-effective way of community policing but is also turning out to be one of the key points into building trust between the police and the public.”
The Toronto Police (Canada) and New South Wales (Australia) Police are also in the running.
Click here to view the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s Facebook page.