For 24 hours, the Dunwoody Police Department tweeted continually.

Every call the department received was typed up, numbered and posted on the social media website Twitter.  From 6 a.m. on April 8 to 6 a.m. on April 9, the police department posted each of its 111 calls.

And if you ask Police Chief Billy Grogan, the experience was a wild success that drummed up public interest in the police department.

“We started that Friday the week before with about 1,200 [Twitter] followers, give or take a few. Today we’re over 2,000. We added 800 followers in that week period of time,” Grogan said. “I think that’s pretty significant. It took us two years basically to get to 1,200 followers. And one week to get to 2,000.”

Grogan said there were several things that lead the department to try this social media experiment.

“One was to educate the community about what we do and give them a snapshot in a day in the life of the Dunwoody Police Department,” Grogan said. “The second thing was about transparency and building trust. We really try to let people know what we’re doing and what’s going on which helps build trust in the community. And the last is, we hoped through this effort we could add followers to our Twitter account to have even more impact in the community.”

The tweets caught several eyes and many responded.

The most discussion was generated from call No. 82, about a car hitting a deer, and call No. 105, when the Division of Family and Children Services was called in to take custody of two children who were left alone.

“There were a lot of different comments, like  ‘I didn’t realize you guys were so busy.’ Some people commented that they didn’t know there were so many false alarms, things like that,” Grogan said.

“In most cities you only really hear about what you would call the big cases, where something bad happens that makes it to the news. But we also deal with a lot of different things throughout the day — alarm calls, cars getting broken into, or domestic situations. It’s hard to understand that unless you really see it.”

City Councilman John Heneghan commended the department’s effort at the council’s April 11 meeting. “It was an outstanding initiative, transparency at the utmost. I think it went very well,” Heneghan said.

Grogan said the department may tweet its calls again, but doesn’t have any plans to start doing it on a regular basis.

“We’re hoping through some other initiatives like this we can build on our momentum and create more interaction. That’s what Twitter is all about. It’s not just putting information out there, it’s getting feedback,” Grogan said.

Here is a list of all 111 tweets  – You can follow Dunwoody Police here

Call #1: Traffic stop on I-285 EB at North Peachtree Road and a verbal warning given to the driver. #dpdcalls

Call #2: Traffic stop N Shallowford Rd and a verbal warning given to the driver. #dpdcalls

Call #3: Traffic stop on Tilly Mill Rd one citation issued.#dpdcalls

Call #4: Residential Security Check in Dunwoody Station Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #5: Residential Alarm on Dunwoody Club Crossing. False Alarm #dpdcalls

Call #6: Traffic stop on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #7: Residential Security Check in Dunwoody Club Forest Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #8: Traffic stop on Roberts Dr. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #9: Residential Security Check in the Waterford Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #10: Residential Security Check in the Fontainebleau Forest Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #11: Residential Security Check in the Lockridge Forest Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #12: Traffic stop on I-285 WB at Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Warning issued. #dpdcalls

Call #13: Residential Alarm on Cambridge Drive. False Alarm#dpdcalls

Call #14: Traffic stop on Cotillion Dr at N Shallowford Rd. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #15: Residential Security Check in the Dunwoody North Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #16: Found property on Dunwoody Station. Report completed and property taken. #dpdcalls

Call #17: Traffic stop on N Peachtree Rd at Cotillion Dr. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #18: Suspicious person at the Bank of America on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. #dpdcalls

Call #19: Traffic stop on I-285 EB at Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #20: Residential Security Check in the North Springs Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #21: Residential Security Check in the Village Mill Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #22: Traffic stop on Cotillion Dr at N Peachtree Rd. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #23: Road hazard on I-285 EB at Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Item removed from the road. #dpdcalls

Call #24: Business alarm on Mt. Vernon Road. False alarm.#dpdcalls

Call #25: Traffic stop on Peeler Rd at Lakeside Dr. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #26: Larceny theft by an employee at a business on Dunwoody Village Parkway. #dpdcalls

Call #27: Traffic stop on Peeler Rd at Happy Hollow Rd. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #28: Two vehicle accident on I-285 EB at N Peachtree Road. #dpdcalls

Call #29: Traffic stop on I-285 at EB at N Peachtree Road.#dpdcalls

Call #30: Vehicle stalled in the left lane on I-285 EB. Vehicle was pushed off the roadway. #dpdcalls

Call #31: Residential Alarm on Brendon Drive. False Alarm#dpdcalls

Call #32: Traffic stop on Peeler Rd at Adams Rd. Warning issued.#dpdcalls

Call #33: Domestic dispute on Ashford Gables Dr between male and his ex-girlfriend. #dpdcalls

Call #34: A fraud report was completed at an address on Buckline Crossing. #dpdcalls

Call #35: Residential Security Check in Dunwoody Court Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #36: Accident on I-285, male driver arrested on felony drug warrants out of Cobb County. #dpdcalls

Call #37: Residential Security Check in the Brooke Farm Neighborhood. #dpdcalls

Call #38: Trouble unknown call on Madison Dr from Onstar. False Alarm. #dpdcalls

Call #39: Domestic dispute at 1850 Cotillion Drive. #dpdcalls

Call #40: A tag was reported stolen off a vehicle at Ashford Park Apartments. #dpdcalls

Call #41: Residential Alarm on Village Creek Drive. False Alarm. #dpdcalls

Call #42: Domestic dispute between husband & wife at Asbury Square. #dpdcalls

Call #43: Two vehicle accident on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd at I-285. #dpdcalls

Call #44: A male was arrested for simple battery regarding a domestic on Peachford Circle. #dpdcalls

Call #45: Suspicious person at Broadstone Apartments.#dpdcalls

Call #46: Traffic stop on I-285 EB at N Peachtree Rd. Warning issued. #dpdcalls

Call #47: Suspicious person at 8 Perimeter Center East. #dpdcalls

Call #48: 911 hang up at 56 Perimeter Center East. Accidently dialed 911. #dpdcalls

Call #49: Male arrested on a court order at Dunwoody Police Department. #dpdcalls

Call #50: Two vehicle accident at 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Road. #dpdcalls

Call #51: Residential Alarm on Ashford Gables Drive. False Alarm #dpdcalls

Call #52: Two vehicle accident at 7 Dunwoody Park. #dpdcalls

Call #53: Domestic dispute on Withman Dr between husband and wife. #dpdcalls

Call #54: A burglary was reported on N Peachtree Rd. Suspects have been identified. #dpdcalls

Call#55: Traffic Stop on Meadow Ln @ Perimeter Center Pl. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #56: Accident on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Ashford Gables Dr. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #57: Suspicious/ Possible Gang Activity Peachtree Place Apartments. #dpdcalls

Call #58: Traffic Stop on Dunwoody Park @ Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Citations Issued, Vehicle Impounded.#dpdcalls

Call #59: Residential Alarm on Vernon North Dr. False Alarm.#dpdcalls

Call #60: Traffic Stop on Peachtree Industrial Blvd Access Rd. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #61: Residential Alarm on Peeler Rd. False Alarm.#dpdcalls

Call #62: Traffic Stop on Mt Vernon Rd @ Dunwoody Village. Driver arrested on warrant out of Cobb County. #dpdcalls

Call #63: Traffic Stop on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd @ I-285. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #64: Residential Security Check off Oxford Chase Way.#dpdcalls

Call #65: Shoplifting at Charlotte Russe within Perimeter Mall. False Alarm, subject located within store with merchandise.#dpdcalls

Call #66: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #67: Traffic Stop on Tilly Mill @ Peeler Rd. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #68: Shoplifting @ Macys. 1 Male arrested. #dpdcalls

Call #69: Traffic Stop on Winters Chapel @ Peeler Rd. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #70: Drug Complaint call at Peachtree Place Apartments resulted in 2 arrests for Possession of Marijuana. #dpdcalls

Call #71: Shoplifting @ Macy’s. 2 juveniles were arrested but later released to their parents. #dpdcalls

Call #72: Traffic Stop on Winters Chapel Rd @ Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #73: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Hammond Dr. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #74: Suspicious Vehicle @ Brook Run Park. #dpdcalls

Call #75: Assisted a broken down vehicle/ motorist on I-285 @ Ashford Dunwoody Rd. #dpdcalls

Call #76: Fight/ Person armed call on Lake Ridge Lane. All parties fled the area upon police arrival. No known injuries.#dpdcalls

Call #77: Traffic Stop on Winters Chapel @ Peeler Rd. Warning Issued #dpdcalls

Call #78: Noise Complaint Asbury Square Apartments. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #79: Traffic Stop on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd @ I-285. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #80: One vehicle accident within Dunwoody Glen Apartments. No Report Requested. #dpdcalls

Call #81: Gun shots heard in the area of the playground within Peachtree Place Apartments. Nothing found upon police arrival. #dpdcalls

Call #82: One vehicle accident with a deer on Roberts Dr.#dpdcalls

Call #83: Business Alarm at 123 Perimeter Center West. False Alarm. #dpdcalls

Call #84: Barking dog complaint in the area of Leisure Dr.#dpdcalls

Call #85: Traffic Stop on Womack @ Tilly Mill Rd. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #86: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Perimeter Center East. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #87: Suicide Threats call on Ellisbury Dr. Subject voluntarily went to the hospital. #dpdcalls

Call #88: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Perimeter Center West. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #89: Noise Complaint @ Madison Square of Dunwoody.#dpdcalls

Call #90: Unknown disturbance call on Azalea Gardens Dr. People in the area were found talking loudly, no other disturbances found #dpdcalls

Call #91: Noise Complaint on Dunover Cir. Warning Issued.#dpdcalls

Call #92: Traffic Stop on I-285 @ Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Citation Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #93: Assisted a broken down vehicle/ motorist on I-285 @ Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. #dpdcalls

Call #94: Assisted a broken down vehicle/ motorist on Meadow Ln @ Ashford Dunwoody Rd. #dpdcalls

Call #95: Traffic Stop on N Peachtree Rd @ Dunwoody Crossing. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #96: Traffic Stop on Winters Chapel Rd @ Lake View. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #97: Residential Security Check in the Briars North neighborhood #dpdcalls

Call #98: Unknown Trouble call at The Heights Apartments. All parties left the scene prior to police arrival #dpdcalls

Call #99: Suspicious Person/ Vehicle at the Shell, Chamblee Dunwoody Rd @ Cotillion Dr. #dpdcalls

Call #100: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Hammond Dr. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #101: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Perimeter Center East. Warning Issued. #dpdcalls

Call #102: Domestic dispute between husband & wife on Perimeter Trace.  #dpdcalls

Call #103: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Ravinia Dr. Citation issued. #dpdcalls

Call #104: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Ravinia Dr. Driver was arrested for DUI #dpdcalls

Call #105: 2 small children were found to be deprived after being left home alone. DFACS will be taking custody of the children. #dpdcalls

Call #106: Traffic Stop on Peeler @ Tilly Mill Rd. Warning issued #dpdcalls

Call #107: Traffic Stop on Winters Chapel @ Parkwood Village. Driver was arrested for DUI. #dpdcalls

Call #108: Civil Disturbance at the W Hotel. Situation resolved. #dpdcalls

Call #109: Traffic Stop on Ashford Dunwoody Rd @ Hammond Dr. Warning issued. #dpdcalls

Call #110: Medical call in Peachtree Place Apartments. Turned over to DeKalb Fire Rescue. #dpdcalls

Call #111: Suspicious Person @ Ashford Gables Dr. Subject was gone upon police arrival #dpdcalls