The Duluth Police Department recently became part of the Minnesota Police Departments Virtual Ride Along Program. Various Police agencies from around the state will designate a day for the Virtual ride along then certain officers will take to Twitter and tweet what is happening. The Cloquet Police Department is part of the program as well as 13 other organizations through out the state.

To follow the action #MNcopsVRA it is a great way for people in the community to get a behind the scenes look at what their local police department or statewide officers face on a daily basis and to interact with the officers as well. Some of the tweets are of a serious nature, but some are pretty humorous as well.

I had a chance to speak with Duluth K9 Officer Rob Hurst who helped the program start here in Duluth which they call Tweets from the streets. Being a K9 Officer he has said that many people like to see what his canine partner Hondo is up too. To find out when the next virtual ride along will take place check #MNcopsVRA on Twitter.  Check Out my interview with  Officer Hurst below.