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NYS Police use social media as tool to locate wanted individuals

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that New York State Police will now use social media to catch wanted individuals in New York State.

"Warrant Wednesday" will be launched by State Police in order to get the public's help to track down people who have warrants out for arrest.

"New York State is using new and creative tools to help make our streets and neighborhoods safer. Social media's broad appeal can help the State Police track down those wanted in connection with crimes and bring them to justice," said Governor Cuomo.

Each "Warrant Wednesday" posting will include a poster of a wanted individual contributed by State Police Troops across the state. Each poster will include a photo, information about the subject, what they are wanted for, and a contact number for the appropriate State Police station. This will appear as a "photo album" on the State Police Facebook page.

Anyone can visit the postings by visiting the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nyspolice.

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