“The Fuzz” is back on the beat in Philadelphia, blasting out tweets to his devoted fans with an official seal of approval from the Philadelphia Police Department, says the Philadelphia Daily News. Detective Joseph Murray had more than 600 followers on his @TheFuzz9143 Twitter handle, but had been silent for nearly three months while police administration configured its social-media policy.
Yesterday, Murray was back on Twitter with a new, official handle, @ppdjoemurray, and his followers rejoiced. “I try to talk to people like normal, not cop talk,” Murray said. “I don’t take myself too seriously. I don’t use the word perpetrator.” Murray said police administration encouraged him to be himself, and he’s even going to be instrumental in training 10 to 15 other officers on Twitter over the next month. “They like what I do and they want to see more of it,” he said.