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Norcross PD launches Spanish-language Facebook page

NORCROSS -- The Norcross Police Department is now on Facebook -- en Espanol.

Police Chief Warren Summers announced Friday that Spanish-speaking residents of the city can now find the department's Facebook page in their native tongue, meaning they'll be privy to the same online posts about upcoming events, street closings, crime alerts and other safety messages that English speakers have been. The 2010 census said just less than 40 percent of Norcross' population is Hispanic.

"The Norcross Police Department is committed to providing professional law enforcement services to all of its residents and visitors," Summers said in a news release. "It is very important to us that members of the Hispanic community have trust and confidence in the Norcross Police Department. For that reason, we are exploring new ways to reach out to them."

Department spokesman Capt. Brian Harr said a Spanish-speaking officer helps write the posts on the page, which can be found by searching "Norcross policia" on Facebook.

Comments

John5214 1 year, 9 months ago

I hope the first thing they put on Facebook is to tell all the illegals to get the hell out of here.

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R 1 year, 9 months ago

Ah yes returning to the 1980s are we?

This approach worked so well back then too ... Si No?

Will the city council be paying for translators also?

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DavidBrown 1 year, 9 months ago

This is a sensible decision by the Norcross Police Department. I don't have any problem with it.

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R 1 year, 9 months ago

Sanctuary cities are so retro now…

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R 1 year, 9 months ago

So when will one in Asian pop up - that may actually be more beneficial anyway.

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Mack711 1 year, 9 months ago

No. Duluth may be considering Asian before Norcross.

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mustardandbiscuit 1 year, 9 months ago

Wow, I'm so glad I don't live in your crappy county anymore!

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trooper59 1 year, 9 months ago

Am I the one that needs to point out "Asian" is not a language?

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trooper59 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm glad somebody else said something about "Asian" not being a language.

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John5214 1 year, 9 months ago

I would say "yes" to that question.

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Why_not 1 year, 9 months ago

People like John5214 are the exact reason the GOP is the party of the past......

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John_Smith 1 year, 9 months ago

People like Why_not are the exact reason that liberals are destroying this country from the inside out.

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suedehead 1 year, 9 months ago

Why is it when someone makes a comment about the GOP, they're suddenly a liberal?

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