Tim Heaphy – the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia – is going social.
His office now is using both Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public. “Social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook have become essential communication tools in our interconnected world,” Heaphy said in a news release.
The prosecutor’s Twitter hashtag is @WDVAnews. The office reports it will use Twitter to broadcast information regarding case results and activity. The Facebook page primarily will promote the office’s prevention and outreach work in the community, according to the release.