South Wales Police is gearing up for #supersaturday and is giving the public a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of its work on one of the busiest days of the year.
The eyes of the world will be on South Wales on Saturday when Wales take on England in Cardiff in a Six Nations decider and Swansea City play Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League.
Previous international rugby days have proven to be extremely busy and rival New Year’s Eve in terms of the number of calls to the police from the public.
On what promises to be a momentous day on and off the pitch, the force will be showcasing its work via the world of social media.
The aim is to tell the story of a day in the life of South Wales Police by showing the public how much work goes on to ensure people can enjoy the day in safety.
As well as featuring the policing operations in Cardiff and Swansea, the work of officers across the force area will be covered.
#supersaturday will feature on the force’s @swpolice Twitter account.
Assistant Chief Constable Matt Jukes said:
“Social media is already transforming the way in which we communicate as a police force.
“We have nearly 20,000 people following the @swpolice Twitter account and 7,000 followers on Facebook and those numbers are only going to increase.
“By building on this following our operation on #supersaturday will allow us to engage positively and reach many more people than would ever have been possible otherwise.”
While news and pictures from the day will be added to the existing Twitter and Facebook accounts, the force will also launch a new Pinterest site on Saturday, a photo sharing website which allows users to ‘pin’ images showcasing the force to their pinboard.