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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Police Department wants residents to know you can now "like" or "follow" the department on Facebook and Twitter.

The department now has a social media team of officers, dispatchers, and other employees to help maintain the pages.

Officers plan to use the accounts to offer online crime reporting, share crime maps and information, and get tips about unsolved crimes.

They also may use it to help find missing people.

Crash reports, weather emergencies, and special events also may appear on the pages.

To like the department on Facebook, click here.

To follow the department on Twitter, click here.

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