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South Jersey Police Department’s Pinterest Page Will Allow Community To Browse And Claim ‘Recovered Property’

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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – A southern New Jersey police department has expanded its social media accounts to include Pinterest.

The Gloucester Township Police Department announced on Thursday that it will begin posting pictures of recovered property to Pinterest.

According to police, the items posted on Pinterest have been recovered as a result of criminal investigations, or have been found or turned into the department as lost property.

Previously, members of the community had to make an appointment to come down to the police station and look at the lost or stolen items in person. Now, officials say they hope to be able to reunite property to its rightful owner with the help of the social media site.

Recovered property posted to Pinterest will include bikes, electronics, jewelry, watches, handbags and “even a kid’s baseball glove.” Owners must show proof of ownership to claim their property once they locate it on the page.

One solely the realm of wannabe brides planning far-in-the-future nuptials or those looking to drool over “food porn,” Pinterest has recently gained popularity for its more practical uses. The Philadelphia Police Department started a page in 2012 that includes wanted criminals and safety tips, among other things.

To access the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Pinterest page, click here.

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