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St. Tammany Sheriff's Office to tweet during Saturday 'ride-along'

Covington, La. - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is inviting the public to "ride along" with a deputy on patrol Saturday night via Twitter.

Beginning at 6 p.m., members of the sheriff's public affairs division will ride with a deputy for a portion of their shift in the Slidell area. They will be tweeting all calls for service, traffic stops, arrests, accidents and anything else that may come up.

"We're hoping to give our residents a true sense of what it is like to be a patrol deputy," said Sheriff Jack Strain. "Too often the only perspective we have of real police work is through highly-edited television shows.  In reality, it can be exciting, but sometimes it can also be very funny or very boring. This will be the real thing, in real time."

The ride-along will last until at least midnight, and possibly longer if circumstances warrant. Residents can follow the Sheriff's Office Twitter account @STPSO.

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