— Surrey Police (@SurreyPolice) December 11, 2012
The police department will also be sending funny — or terrifying — Christmas cards to repeat offenders this year that say, "Remember, we know who you are and where you live. If you persist in criminal activity we will hunt you down and we will lock you up."
Police in Abbotsford, B.C. are taking a similar approach by sending past offenders cards with a picture of Santa holding an assault rifle.
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Whoever is operating the Surrey Police account has adopted humour as part of the overall crime prevention strategy, using hashtags such as #ChristmasCracker for reports of strange criminals and #DeckTheCells to announce arrests. They've been working on a few Christmas Carols too:
Should we request a video compilation sung by officers on our Christmas lists?