Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said that as at yesterday, the number had exceeded 86,000 with youths and the elderly making up most of the fans.
“Our fan page, launched on Sept 21 last year, has not only locals but also users from abroad who have been monitoring the activities of the force closely.
“With the page, we are able to communicate with the public without any barrier and exchange information on issues affecting them,” he said after launching PDRM Twitter another social network as part of plans to keep the public informed about police updates, their successes and activities at the senior police officers college in Cheras here yesterday.
Ismail said he was pleased with the support, adding “it broke all barriers for better communication between the police and the public”.
He also said that besides exchanging information with the public, there were times when the fan page was besieged with constructive criticism.
“We take these comments seriously and will try to improve the force in anyway we can,” he said, adding that the Twitter fan page was for the public to follow the activities of the force even more closely.
“We are using all our resources to reach out to the public to better serve them. We want to be fast and efficient.”
Currently, there are about 30 police personnel involved in managing the Facebook and Twitter accounts. They will update information on a regular basis.