If they reach 5,000 followers by Friday, Officers Jake Lucas and Leslie Heisler will put themselves on the spot.
Officer Lukas said, “People will think you’re human just like them and you have a sense of humor, you like to laugh, you have family.”
“We need that relationship because it’s only with the relationship we can build that trust,” added Officer Leslie Heisler.
They want to increase their social media presence to strengthen community engagement.
“We think we are pretty funny people because you have to have a sense of humor with this job,” Heisler said.
By Tuesday, they were halfway to their goal.
The two officers can’t agree on a song.
“Because there is such a difference in our age and our likes. He is a rap guy and I’m a kind of a metal chic. We are having a hard time agreeing, so we may have to do a few,” Heisler explained. “No there will not be dancing. No dancing.”
At more than 3,800 followers and two days to go, they should start warming up their vocal cords.
The police department’s Twitter handle is @ShelbyTwp911