Friday, September 08, 2006

Podcasting Plod

West Yorkshire Police has taken an innovative approach to ensuring the county’s new students stay safe and secure.

The Force has broken with its traditional methods of delivering crime prevention messages and for the first time is using a series of special Podcasts featuring basic safety advice from the Force’s Crime Reduction, Detective Inspector John Minary.

The podcasts are for students to download and play back at a convenient time The Force’s Website Manager Patrick Brooke said: “More and more people are joining the “podcast revolution” downloading mp3 audio files, similar to radio, to listen to via their computer or on a portable mp3 device, such as an iPod. “They are especially popular with students and we hope they will download our latest topical safety messages along with their favourite tunes and radio programmes.