WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Warner Robins Police Department has a lot of "friends" on Facebook. They're just one of many middle Georgia law enforcement agencies using social media to track crime, and connect with the community.
When Tabitha Pugh launched the WRPD Facebook page at the end of April, she looked at is as a social media experiment.
"We went from 100 likes overnight all the way up to 1500 likes," says Pugh.
That was May 8th, the day 10-year-old Kit Colburn went missing. Throughout the search Pugh relied on social media to keep the public in the loop. She never thought posting hourly updates, and a picture of the missing Warner Robins boy, would infiltrate the world wide web so quickly.
"214 shares within the first couple of minutes."