Officers Tweet-Along Worldwide

For the next 24 hours you can literally have your thumbs on the pulse of police action across the world, thanks to a global tweet along.

This global tweet-a-thon starts Friday with law enforcement agencies all over the world participating. Some already have got the ball rolling, from New Zealand to West Midlands, England.

The idea is to mimic a ride-along , but this is one you can do from your smart phone. Throughout the day, you can keep an eye on what's keeping police and deputies busy.

Follow the hashtag #POLTWT, that stands for police tweet, for updates.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office and Greenville Police Department are two of the local agencies which will appear on that feed.