FBI Denver launches Spanish-language Twitter account

The FBI Denver Division has launched a new Spanish-language Twitter account to “enhance communication and outreach with Spanish-speaking communities” in Colorado and Wyoming.

The FBI shares information about federal criminal activity, crime prevention, employment opportunities and community outreach efforts through Twitter, and the new account, @miFBIDenver, will highlight this information to help Spanish-speaking communities access FBI resources.

“Social media is a powerful communication tool that enables us to deliver critical information and resources to the diverse population we serve,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Leonard Carollo in a news release. “This account will help us educate the Spanish-speaking community about the FBI’s role in fighting crime and how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

Carollo said when information is provided in people’s native language, people feel more comfortable and receptive.

FBI Denver hopes to grow a Twitter following among Spanish-speaking constituents to facilitate communication and foster an environment of respect and trust, the release stated.

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