Australian police use Twitter and memes to promote good behavior

Australian police are trying an alternative approach to policing. Photo from Twitter

Police forces across Australia are taking to Twitter to encourage good behaviour and spread news through memes.

Law enforcement agencies from New South Wales to Victoria are attempting to speak the language of Millennials by crafting clever Tweets to deter criminal conduct, share news, search for clues and inform citizens of their services in a light-hearted manner. The tone ranges from absurd to cynical.

Aussie police are also resorting to gifs to accompany releases about criminal behaviour.

At times, the message conveyed is simply for the purpose of being super cute.

Or self-aware.

Judging by the amount of Likes and Retweets, the silly Tweets with good intentions get, it seems Australian police are getting their messages across loud and clear.