Hibbing Police Department Starts 'Wanted Person of Week'

By KBJR News 1

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The number of police departments turning to social media to help fight crime is growing. The Hibbing Police Department is now using Facebook to help involve the public in catching suspects.

Since starting their Wanted Person of the Week listing on their Facebook page, both of the suspects they've profiled have been arrested.

The Department started the page last month after one of their officers thought it would be a good way to reach out to the public.

The Department says the feedback from the Facebook postings has been very helpful.

They plan to continue posting a weekly Wanted Person report.