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Salt Lake police setting up on MySpace



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Salt Lake police are moving into MySpace. They're setting up a site they hope will benefit them and the people who sign up as friends.

The site will make available a lot of public information, blogs and press releases. It also will have places where people can leave tips.

Chief Chris Burbank says the site also will allow people to sign up as friends, allowing officers to monitor their conversations.

"Anyone signing on (can see) that the police can get on and monitor, and we're going to spend some time doing that. Last I heard we had seven or eight friends signed up already. We have people who go on and see who these friends are and what they're doing," he said.

Burbank says the idea isn't to go out and catch a lot of people; it's more about prevention.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

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