FBI El Paso launches official Instagram account

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The FBI El Paso has launched an Instagram account, @fbi.elpaso, as another tool to communicate with the West Texas communities, according to a press release sent by the FBI El Paso Field Office.

Photo courtesy of FBI El Paso
Photo courtesy of FBI El Paso

“Embracing social media is vital for connecting with our community. As Special Agent in Charge of the FBI El Paso Field Office, John Morales emphasized the importance of expanding FBI El Paso Field Office’s means of outreach with the community. With the addition of Instagram to our social media platforms, we, at the El Paso FBI aim to reach and engage with a wider audience, sharing insights into our work and proactively addressing public safety concerns.”

The FBI launched its presence in social media in 2008. FBI El Paso launched its English X (formerly known as Twitter) account (@FBIElPaso) in 2011, it’s Spanish X account (@miFBIElPaso) in November of 2022, and it’s Facebook account (FBI-El Paso) in May of 2023.

FBI El Paso uses social media to post wanted fugitives’ photos, arrest, criminal charge information, safety tips and messages, community outreach efforts, events and more, according to the press release.

If you believe you are a victim of or have information about a federal crime, you can submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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