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utpdThe university community will have the chance to ride along with the university police on Thursday, February 27—virtually, that is.

The UT Police Department is hosting a Tweet-Along on its official Twitter account to show the campus community a day in the life of its officers.

Officers from the Community Relations Unit will ride along with shift officers from 8:00 a.m. Thursday until 8:00 a.m. Friday and will share on Twitter calls for service and officer-initiated activity that occur.

“This is a great opportunity to share with our community the work our department is doing,” said Troy Lane, UT chief of police. “We’re excited to show our students a glimpse into the typical day for UTPD officers, and that keeping the campus safe is our top priority.”

Three officers will share Tweet-Along duties for the twenty-four-hour period: Sergeant Cedric Roach, Corporal Kelly Mihalik, and Officer Lindsey Miller. The officers will share the day’s activities only after a scene or incident has been cleared.

Follow the Tweet-Along on UTPD’s Twitter account by following @UTPolice, or by following the hashtag #UTPDbeat on Thursday, February 27. For some useful abbreviations that will be used during the Tweet-Along, view this list.

C O N T A C T :

Sergeant Cedric Roach (865-974-1094,

Corporal Kelly Mihalik (865-974-9422,