The best Twitter account in Grant County? | Weird
A protester on Main Street! Code enforcement cracking down on a trash-littered yard! A man choking on a world-famous Grant County potato!
While it may not read like a script of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” the Warden Police Department’s Twitter account (@WardenPolice) does pack plenty of entertainment for anyone looking for their daily fill of small-town Americana.
The feed was started by Chief Rick Martin in September of 2011 and has accrued over 1,000 tweets since. Martin says he uses it as a way to keep the community informed about what his officers are doing about the small Grant County town.
“I really just type out what's going on out there,” Martin said. “Because it's so brief, it turns out comical sometimes. My intention is not to belittle anybody.”
Martin attended a social media class, and says he is trying to keep it updated as regularly as possible, because “people start ignoring social media if you don't keep it updating.”