The Texarkana, Ark., Police Department is encouraging citizens to check out its Facebook Page.

The Texarkana Ark., Police Department says it's offering the site "as an electronic means of communicating with the public in efforts to better serve in providing a more convenient means for obtaining current information on our programs, staffing, crime trends, and department resources," according to a press release issued by public information officer Kristi Mitchell.

"This site will allow our citizens to electronically contact the agency in providing, as well as receiving, information."

The public can access the department's new page by searching for "Texarkana Arkansas Police Department" or click the link