SOCIAL MEDIA

The Royal Bahamas Police Force, recognizing the importance of communicating with the public through a variety of forms, actively participates in several social media channels.

In addition, the Force uses the social networks to help solve crimes. The department is hopeful that the use of social media will be an effective tool in gathering tips and information.

Facebook- Find the Official RBPF on Facebook
The Royal Bahamas Police Foce uses Facebook to post the latest news, updates, alerts, advisories and crime prevention methods. Residents are encouraged to "like" the page to receive newsfeeds from the department and stay current on important information.

Follow Official RBPF on Twitter
Follow @RBPFPolice on Twitter at Twitter.com/RBPFPolice for news, alerts, and automated crime tweets of important incidents occurring in the Bahamas.

RBPF Official YouTube Channel
The RBPF YouTube Channel features events and activities around the Force. Subscribers can view a combination of interviews and video footage along with informative stories.


IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLIC WARNING

In light of the growing trend of false posts on social media about murders and other serious crimes, which in some cases caused panic our communities, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is appealing to members of the public to be more responsible while online.

More recently, social media sites such as Facebook and the popular "Whatsapp" messenger platform were being bombarded with various stories of multiple murders and armed robberies which were unfounded.

While Social media is a helpful medium for both the community and the police, however, the hoaxes, fake news and the dissemination of false information which we have experienced of late not only sows panic among our communities, but also wastes the police's time and resources.

Finally, members of the public are being urged to always seek information from the police and trusted news agencies only, to avoid causing unnecessary stress to those affected or who may be affected by a crime.