Add your friends. Follow people who share your interests.
And now, you can follow the Bradenton Police Department on Twitter @BradentonPolice.
Recently, the department started tweeting updates to followers as a new way to communicate with the community about department news and local crime cases.
Manatee County Sheriff's Office also has a Twitter account -- @ManateeSheriff -- with 315 followers to date. The agency began tweeting in July 2009.