Social media

Rural Patrol

ACT Policing uses social media to communicate breaking news, incidents, crime in the community and safety and security messages. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to keep up to date with all the latest information.


ACT Policing

The ACT Policing Facebook page allows us to engage with the local community and share vital operational information, crime reduction messages and news stories. You can also learn more about ACT Policing officers, campaigns we are running and events.

Australian Federal Police

Keep up to date with the latest national information from the Australian Federal Police Facebook page including operational work, crime prevention and recruitment information.


ACT Policing has several Twitter accounts with varying purposes; follow the feed that’s best for you, or all of them to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

  • @ACTPolicing is ACT Policing’s main Twitter account for distribution of the latest emergency information and news
  • @ACTPol_Traffic has the latest traffic information and road closures around Canberra
  • @CPOACT lets you hear directly from the Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Neil Gaughan.
  • @ConstableKenny  is a great resource for teachers and parents, keep up-to-date on the latest safety tips and crazy shenanigans of our favourite crime fighting koala, Constable Kenny.

Twitter Alerts

In an emergency, ACT Policing will issue tweets via @ACTPolicing as our main Twitter account. We also have Twitter Alerts activated on this account. This function allows our followers to sign up and receive emergency tweets via an SMS notification to your iPhone (or iPad with a separate SIM and data plan).

Sign up here to receive Twitter Alerts, or look for the orange bell on our Twitter home page.

Please note: we don't provide technical assistance with Twitter Alerts. For more information about Twitter Alerts, see Twitter.


ACT Policing has two YouTube channels:

  • subscribe to our main YouTube channel to see the latest video’s from ACT Policing including campaigns, CCTV footage of crimes in Canberra, unsolved homicides and messages from our Executive  
  • subscribe to Constable Kenny’s YouTube channel and watch safety videos for kids and his latest antics in and around Canberra                        


We would like to remind everyone DO NOT report crime on our social media pages.

If you require assistance, please call the following numbers:

  • 000 in an emergency
  • 131 444 for police assistance
  • Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

To provide feedback on our social media channels, please email the Social Media Team.