Bengaluru City Police Department has been winning the internet lately. And no, it’s not just their promptness of service that’s working the charm. Their choice of weapon is their sassy sense of humour.
Taking a cue from their Mumbai counterpart, the Bengaluru City Police have also decided to draw public attention on social media by converting mundane updates from the department to humorous episodes of sarcasm, puns, and of course, memes.
Take a look at this one, using Darth Vader cheekily to talk about road safety.
And this one, straight from Narcos.
Roses are red— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) May 18, 2017
Violets are blue,
Heard you're selling drugs,
We'll come visit you. pic.twitter.com/z5DIsngG7B
Besides these, they are also hitting home with references to Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and IPL.
Pls ignore all calls claiming to be your bank, lottery or even the King of Westeros. They can only steal from you if you give them the OTP. pic.twitter.com/BbM5Csd5kK— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) May 1, 2017
These rib-tickling memes not only help Bengaluru police spread the message, they drive an otherwise boring message home.
Don't drink and drive— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) April 28, 2017
We're pretty sure you've heard
You might crash or worse
Even if you're a wizard pic.twitter.com/AUuMZThgrW
Word has it that it is the first city police department to have a Snapchat handle.
And an Instagram account.
Folks Behind The Tweets:
According to a TOI report, the police department has outsourced two specialists to ramp up their social media game.
"Uniformed policemen are no longer handling the accounts. Instead, a young team of social media operators is doing the job. The response to new tweets has been good. We are adding at least 1,000 followers on a daily basis," police commissioner Praveen Sood told the media.
The report also added that while the social media wizards handle the account to interact with the public, cops still monitor the feeds to respond to distress calls and emergencies.