A woman stands in a subway and holds a cell phone. The NRW police logo can be seen on it.
How to recognize the real police on social media
Unfortunately, there are many offers on social media that look deceptively similar to genuine police offers. Press releases, images and emblems are used to give the impression that it is a police page. The NRW police are taking legal action against the operators of these pages.

A police page can be recognized by the following features:

  • a uniform naming convention (Police NRW and name/name abbreviation of the police authority),
    • Facebook: facebook.com/Polizei.NRW.Behördenkürzel
    • Twitter @polizei_nrw_Behördenkürzel,
  • usually certified by the platform provider (tick in blue circle),
  • a police star with authority logo,
  • Data for making contact outside the social network is provided
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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110