The men and women of the Pensacola Police Department are taking command of the city’s Instagram account — at least temporarily. City officials said Thursday that the department would be the city’s latest “Guest Instagrammer,” taking over the account for a few days starting Monday, July 18.

Past guest instagrammers have included the Pensacola Fire Department, the Blue Wahoos, and a Blue Angels pilot.

City officials said the Instagram takeover would be “a fun and informative behind the scenes peek at everything these amazing men and women in blue do to serve and protect our community.”

The move comes as Pensacola police have stepped up their social media game. A June 28 Facebook post about a dog officers rescued from a hot car was shared more than 14,000 times, reaching more than 750,000 Facebook users. The story was picked up by national press including the Huffington Post and the TODAY show.

The City of Pensacola Instagram account can be found at


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