A change to our blog

It’s a new week, Mountain View, and we have some news!
For the past few years, we’ve been utilizing mountainviewpoliceblog.com to host news releases and posts that we have also shared on our social media pages about the goings on at the Mountain View Police Department. Starting on Wednesday, we will be launching a customized section on our city webpage that will be the new home for news and press releases!
For those that have used the blog site to get your news, please be aware that starting on Wednesday, any new material we would have posted here will now be on our webpage, mvpd.gov, under the section labeled “MVPD News.” The blog site will remain up for the next few years for those who would like to revisit posts, but for the latest and greatest, head to our new location!
For those of you who follow us on social media, rest assured, nothing on that front is changing. We’re still here and committed to our efforts on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, Instagram and Snapchat. In fact, this change will probably not affect you! Phew! The same news that will be posted at mvpd.gov will also be posted here. And, if you follow us on social media, you’ll be getting even more exclusive and behind-the-scenes content.
So, as we like to say out in the field, BOLO (be on the lookout) for the new section this coming Wednesday. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Stay safe, Mountain View!

4 thoughts on “A change to our blog

  1. Steve Lane

    It would be great if you would follow the same social media procedures as neighboring communities (Palo Alto, Sunnyvale) and utilize Nixle (www.nixle.com) for safety-only communications and use the Twitter feed for the “other” community outreach messages.

    I find the volume of outreach messages to be too much so I want to un-follow your Twitter feed but then I have no way of getting critical alerts (like a lockdown at a nearby school for instance).

    Using Nixle, I am able to get critical alerts from neighboring police departments without getting extraneous news that I don’t want to receive. Please consider implementing Nixle for MVPD critical alerts also, thanks.

      1. Steve Lane

        Hi! Did you mean Nixle instead of Nicole? It’s weird – when I search on Nixle using my zip code you don’t show up – I had to search by city to see you there.

        I guess the problem is inconsistency – the last posting on Nixle was 2 months ago, but a few days ago there was a suspect being pursued near Monta Loma school. An alert was posted to the Twitter feed. It not to Nixle – that’s the kind of thing I don’t want to miss but I think should be posted to Nixle as well since it has to do with public safety rather than community outreach.

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