Police departments utilize social media to get a closer relationship with the communities that they serve. Some police departments use Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to give public service announcements in a hilarious way. One Kentucky police department poked fun at an age-old cop stereotype to go viral.
On New Year’s Eve, a Krispy Kreme donut truck caught on fire in Kentucky and members of the Lexington Police Department rushed to the scene. Sadly, they didn’t get to the tragic scene in time. The vehicle and the glorious contents inside burned up and the Krispy Kreme donuts became extra crispy creme donuts. The Lexington Police Department shared their grief on their Twitter account with the caption: “No words.”
Mourning police departments and cops from the University of Kentucky to North Carolina to Toledo to Chicago to Mississippi to the NYPD attempted to console the Lexington Police Department in their most trying time of need.
This isn’t the first time that police departments used humor on social media to get their message out to John Q. Public. Here are 13 times police departments used Twitter or Facebook to place us under arrest with funny tweets and posts.
Then there is the Lawrence Police Department from Kansas that has the funny cop on Twitter act down pat.
Here is comedian Gabriel Iglesias with his “Making Cops Laugh / Krispy Kreme Doughnuts” stand-up from his Hot & Fluffy comedy special.