Police Departments Turn to Social Media to Bolster Community Relations by WDCB 90.9 FM published on 2014-02-18T00:25:23Z A growing number of police departments around the country are turning to social media to improve the way they communicate with the residents they serve. Later this week, the Schaumburg Police Department will hold its first-ever virtual ride-along. Schaumburg Sgt. John Nebl will be live-tweeting everything that goes on during an officer’s patrol beat. Nebl tells WDCB News Reporter Gary Zidek it’s another way for the Schaumburg Police Department to interact with the community.