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Corpus Christi Police Department's Virtual Ride-Along

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be showing everyone the work that a typical patrol officer does during a shift Wednesday night.

However, this ride-along will be a bit different than the ones you are used to seeing. That's because, not only will it cover an entire shift, but the officer's actions will be tweeted for everyone to follow.

Right now, the police department is recruiting officers, and it's hoping that this Twitter ride-along will help them connect with the younger crowd. The police department is hoping to attract some of the best and brightest out there as it looks to add to its ranks.

"This is just using the social media that's available," said Captain Jason Brady of the CCPD. "It doesn't cost anything and there's a lot of people who are curious about what we do, and don't even know if they want to do a ride-along. This would give them an opportunity to put a face with an officer and kind of follow them for an evening. We think it would be interesting."

You can follow the police departments tweets beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. You can logon to Twitter and check out @CorpusChristiPD, and even send messages or ask questions to the officer in the field.

Or, you can simply look to the right side of this story online. We have their Twitter feed posted directly into this story.

The ride-along will last until 12:30 a.m. Kiii News will have a camera along for the ride as well, and on the 10 p.m. News, we'll have a full report on what the average officer does on a shift.

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