London, Oct 29 (ANI): Detectives in UK will now be trained to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to catch killers and other criminals.
Student investigators will be shown how they could trace wanted people on Facebook and Twitter, where they might leave posts revealing valuable clues.
Around 3,500 student detectives take the initial crime investigator's development programme each year.
Deputy Chief Constable Nick Gargan, acting head of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), said new guidelines were vital.
"This programme is a vital part of the career pathway for detectives and the new training covers sensitive areas of policing where limited guidance existed previously," Sky News quoted Gargan as saying.
"These improvements are exactly what detectives need to tackle the challenges and complexities of modern policing effectively," Gargan added. (ANI)