ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - Incoming St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson joined Twitter on Monday, prior to assuming control of the department.

Chief Sam Dotson launched the@ChiefSLMPD Twitter handle as a way to provide up-to-the-minute information directly to St. Louis citizens.

Dotson will also beginupdating his blog on Tuesday after taking over as police chief. He plans on posting frequently about crime initiatives, department events and other police-related announcements.

Links to Chief Dotson's blog and Twitter page can also be found on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department website.

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