Think only Redditors know how to create pop culture memes? Bengaluru City Police won the Internet when it posted a meme about drug abuse and trafficking. The Twitter handle of the city police posted the meme on June 26 — the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) June 26, 2019
The meme is a reference to 1960s ‘Spiderman’ and shows Rhino, Vulture, Electro and Green Goblin — few of the villains in ‘Spiderverse’.
Netizens were quite impressed with Bengaluru City Police’s meme-making skills and wondered whether their social media manager was on Reddit:
Join reddit maybe? Please?
— Akash Patel (@Akash7071) June 26, 2019
Your tweets are lit
— Manoj Patel (@MANOJvbm) June 26, 2019
Apparently someone in police department uses lot of reddit.
— sriharsha (@sriharsha852) June 27, 2019
Damn, maybe I’d join the police force
— supransh (@supransh) June 26, 2019
Good that the @BlrCityPolice is keeping up with the latest memes and trends for conveying a good message !
Also @DCPTrEastBCP please penalise the single-rider cars who ride frequently near Bellandur or people refusing to pool, that ecosystem is worse than drugs !
— Shringar Kashyap
Police departments across India are upping their social media skills and reaching out to a wider and younger audience by putting up quirky posts. Earlier this month, Assam Police tweeted about cannabis they had seized at a check-point:
Anyone lost a huge (590 kgs) amount of Cannabis/Ganja and a truck in and around Chagolia Checkpoint last night?
Don’t panic, we found it.
Please get in touch with @Dhubri_Police. They will help you out, for sure 😉
Great job Team Dhubri. pic.twitter.com/fNoMjbGSKX
— Assam Police (@assampolice) June 4, 2019
Mumbai Police too puts up public service announcements via memes often made on popular TV series or recently-released movies.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 2, 2019
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 10, 2019