If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a police officer on a regular patrol shift, York City's 2013 officer of the year might be able to answer your questions.
Neighborhood Enforcement Officer Tiffany Vogel will be live tweeting on Friday night, from 9 p.m. to midnight, on the York City Police Department's Twitter account, @ycpda1.
"I've never done something like this," she said.
York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said Vogel won't actually be the one writing the tweets — another officer will ride along and tweet for her.
"She's going to be doing her job," the chief said. "It would be an officer safety issue if she was focused on tweeting and not her job."
The department's Twitter followers can ask questions about policing, according to Kahley, who said they also should get to see Twitter photos of Vogel in action.
"This is just a way for people to get an idea of what police officers do on a daily basis," he said.
Vogel, 33, was recently named the city's 2013 officer of the year for the work she's done making felony arrests, getting guns and drugs off the street, and trying to improve the lives of people living in the Parkway neighborhood, police said. She is part of the department's Parkway Neighborhood Enforcement Unit.
"Some people have a lot of questions about police work," she said.
Vogel said if live tweeting helps get people the information they want, she's all for it.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at firstname.lastname@example.org.