They may not have the impact of Stephen Fry or Justin Bieber, but the dog detectives of the City of London Police are now tweeting.
It’s Britain’s smallest police force in terms of numbers and geographical area covered.
But 750 full-time police officers, 70 special constables, 39 police community support officers, and its own dog squad are responsible for policing 300,000 people travelling into the square mile to work every day and around the same number of people passing through.
The City’s 7,500 actual residents don’t tend to be the focus of criminal investigation.
It’s the financial role of the City that has made it the preeminent force specializing in economic crime.
That doesn’t mean City of London police officers are immune from having to investigate murders, robberies and terrorism.
Canine detectives have a sense of smell that is many thousands of times more powerful than any homo sapiens with a warrant card and uniform.
That means if you are a dodgy banker or frequent the City of London with any kind of criminological dysfunction your pong and dalliance with cash, drugs, or firearms will more than likely be detected by the acute wet nose of Springer Spaniel Alfie.
This new addition to the Twitter-sphere has been welcomed by the thief-catchers of New Scotland Yard