And most police department Twitter accounts are lamer still. Don't speed, eyes on the road, call 911 in case of emergency, suspect in custody, and on like that.
This is why people were so shocked yesterday when the Wyoming, Minnesota Police Department started making jokes about America's unofficial pot holiday. They're not that bad!
In fact, they were decent enough that whoever runs the Twitter account had to spend part of the time explaining that yes, they are a real, small-town Minnesota police department. And, in response to some spoil-sports who don't like jokes from cops, they had to get serious about drug and substance abuse issues.
By and large, though, it was a pretty fun day, and the cops noticed that their account was rapidly gaining new followers. It topped out at over 1,000 by day's end. If they keep up this kind of solid social media output — check out the brilliant emoji work — that number's only going up.
Here, have a look for yourself.
Undercover #420 stings are underway. pic.twitter.com/uFsN27Cn1c— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 20, 2016
Getting lots of questions on Twitter today. Yes, we are a real Police Department. No, you can't borrow our handcuffs. #officialuseonly— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 20, 2016
BREAKING: We actually have a contestant that wants to enter the 'who has the most pot' competition. Is this real life? Standby for more.— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 21, 2016
UPDATE: Contestant showed up w/ pots & pans from their kitchen. Wrong kind of pot. We've been trolled. I'm not even mad. That's impressive.— Wyoming, MN Police (@wyomingpd) April 21, 2016