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Sacramento Bee article today:

The Sacramento Police Department has launched what officials and technology experts believe is the first interactive Web log for a police department in the country. The blog is a central part of the department’s increasing focus on doing business on the Internet, from answering citizens’ questions to producing recruitment podcasts and expanding the availability of online crime reports.

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The department launched its blog in August, and since then, nearly 100 people have created user accounts to post questions. The interactive element of the blog is filed under the “Ask Officer Michelle” page, on which Officer Michelle Lazark — a department spokeswoman — has answered questions ranging from how to follow through on witnessing a crime to how to find out who investigates officer-involved shootings.

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Question: Is this something that would be worthwhile for Davis to do?

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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