Friday 23 February 2018

This police force is using memes to get the public's attention

By Taylor Heyman

“Would you drive slowly or just speed down the road?”

A police force in Australia is trying to reach millennials by creating memes with a serious message.

From snow warnings advice to how not to transport a trampoline, the New South Wales Police social media accounts are ablaze with hilarious posts.

NSW Police Force

Me: I never jump to conclusions. Also me: #loadfail

NSW Police Force

Whoa you’re halfway there, Whoa-ah speeding everywhere, Just slow down and you’ll make it I swear, #stoplivingonaprayer

Referencing song lyrics and famous memes, we won’t be forgetting their advice for a while.

NSW Police Force

When someone doesn’t pay me any attention #stagefiveclinger

Not all the posts carry serious warnings – some of them are just for fun.

They’re not the only ones – other forces across the country are experimenting with this method of reaching locals.

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