A Change.org petition, which was launched Friday already has 3,871 signatures.
The petition, started by Tom Rogers, Joplin reads as follows:
The Joplin Police Department has been posting regularly on social media regarding arrests, criminal activity alerts, warnings about traffic conditions, and other valuable community information.
Recently, city leadership has asked the police department to stop social media posts. This service of the police department speeds the delivery of information about incidents in our city. We ask that these social media posts be continued.