The Grapevine Police Department is most definitely in the here and now. They have recently created a Facebook and Twitter account to keep residents aware of issues related to public safety as well as community events.
One recent example of the success of the GPD’s social media program was an August pet adoption program at the Grapevine Animal Shelter. The program waived the usual $40 adoption fee, and as a result of this and of the information being quickly received by residents, 41 homeless cats and dogs found new families on the very first day. Some animals from surrounding area shelters were also adopted at that time. As an animal lover, I have great appreciation for the program’s being used in this way.