Police departments finding popularity online

Pages allow for more community interaction with officers


NORFOLK, Va. — If the number of Facebook fans someone has is a measure of their popularity, then the Virginia Beach Police Department is the cool kid.

The department's Face­book page had 1,911 fans Friday afternoon, making it the most popular local law enforcement agency on the social networking website. Portsmouth came in second with 1,195 fans, and Newport News brought up the rear with 171 fans.

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