(Washington, DC) – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) today launched its Facebook page, giving the public another way to interact with the agency and learn more about the services OPC provides throughout the District of Columbia.
The agency’s Facebook page will feature community outreach events, the release of new policy recommendations and annual reports, the dates of Police Complaint Board meetings, agency job listings, and news pertaining to police oversight and what other citizen review agencies are doing across the nation.
In addition, people visiting the page will be able to obtain more information about OPC’s mission, jurisdiction, and how to file a complaint of police misconduct in the nation’s capital.
“Social media, including Facebook, have become an important outreach tool for government offices today,” says Philip K. Eure, executive director of OPC. “Our presence on Facebook will help us better interact with young people and others who stay connected largely through social media.”
OPC joins other police accountability agencies using Facebook and social media, including the Minneapolis Civilian Police Review Authority, the Police Advisory Commission in Philadelphia, the New Orleans Independent Police Monitor, and the Office of the Community Ombudsman in Boise, ID.
To view OPC’s new Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/OfficeofPoliceComplaints. “Like” our page to receive agency updates and to keep up with the latest news in police oversight.