AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – In recognition of Aurora’s large Hispanic population, the police department has launched a Twitter account called Aurora PD En Español to better serve that section of the community.

According to the Aurora Police Department, 28 percent of Aurora’s 335,688 citizens represent the Hispanic community.

“This new account will allow us to directly share information and provide a forum for people to ask us questions in Spanish,” department spokesperson Officer Diana Cooley said in a statement.

Cooley said the department uses social media “to foster trust and a sense of community by engaging those we serve.”

“It allows us to share information quickly that could help protect the community, catch suspects, and find missing persons. It also provides us with the opportunity to highlight the day to day operations of the department and the good work our officers and employees do on a daily basis.”

Additional Information From The Aurora Police Department

The Aurora Police Department currently connects with our citizens in English via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Our Recruiting Unit, K-9 Unit and Police Explorer Post also have Facebook pages. We encourage our community to “follow” us on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page to receive the latest news, alerts, and crime prevention information.

The username for our new account is @APDenEspanol and it can be found at https://twitter.com/APDenEspanol.