@ChiefBlackwell: Follow Cincy's new police chief!

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Jeffrey Blackwell, welcome to the wonderful world of social media.

Cincinnati's new police chief is now Tweeting and Facebooking thanks to FOX19.

During a visit to our studio, we found out he wasn't on either! So, some of our digital department went to police headquarters on Thursday to get Blackwell set up with a Twitter handle and Facebook page.

"My relationship with the community of Cincinnati needs to be transparent and needs to be genuine, and it is. So I think this will give the people of Cincinnati the opportunity to connect with me on a daily basis," said Blackwell.

Our social media producer, Mary Kate, helped him sign up for an official Facebook fan page. Search 'Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell' to get top cop updates on your news feed!

Blackwell then entered the Twittersphere. His first tweet: @ChiefBlackwell: Thanks to my friends from @FOX19 for taking the time to connect me to the Facebook & Twitter world!!

Through social media, he hopes he can better promote the great men and women of Cincinnati Police.

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