Before we start with this story, we just know that there will be people out there who do not approve of this ‘technique’ being used by the police in order to trace a wanted suspect.
But we can counter that argument simply by saying that tens-of-thousands of people ARE talking about this story and thus, a lot of attention is being drawn to the fact that Jack HACKMAN is wanted by the Police.
One of our followers (Emergency Services Humour) sent us the link to a post that had been shared by Tandridge Police (Facebook: @TandridgePolice ) regarding an ‘appeal’ that is being made in order to try and find Mr Hackman.
In the post, Tandridge Police said:
“Jack Hackman we hear it’s your birthday and we’d really like to catch up with you to give you your present.
“Our gift to you is a minimum 1 nights stay (maybe more…) in a luxury apartment with en suite facilities and room service (secure cell with thin mattress and aluminium toilet) with full English breakfast (microwave meal for one!)
“We have even got you a lovely M&S birthday cake **other cakes were available**
“This offer is valid until we find you so don’t worry you won’t lose it and don’t worry we’ll keep looking for you at all your friends and family addresses to make sure you get it!
“If anyone else sees Jack or knows where he is please let us know by calling 101.
“Happy birthday from everyone at Caterham Police Station and us here at Tandridge Beat (WS)”
The post has already been shared nearly 10,000 times and has received nearly 15,000 likes (which is not easy to do on social media).
Police make so many appeals to members of the public when they are trying to locate someone who is wanted on warrant, that often these appeals will never get seen by the vast majority of people.
But in putting together this appeal in the way that the police officers behind it have, they have ensured that as many people as possible get to see the fact that they are looking for Mr Hackman.
To get this kind of coverage on social media, you would normally have to pay a considerable amount of money in order to reach as many people that this post has now reached.
So for the sake of a few quid spent on a cake and a leaflet, Surrey Police have saved a fortune and have used social media to its full potential. Fair play to them!
Will Jack Hackman hand himself in off the back of this campaign? Probably not.
Will someone see Mr Hackman as a result of this campaign and then let the police know where he is? That is highly likely.
Will it mean that the police will have to spend less time driving around looking for Hackman when they could be doing other things? Absolutely!
Written by one of the many admins of Emergency Services Humour who is also a regular blogger in our fortnightly eMagazine ’S__ts & Giggles’ which you can sign up to by visiting our Facebook page and clicking on the ‘sign up’ button or by visiting: ShitsAndGiggles.Online
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