The so-called "babble" made popular by Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver has moved to its own Facebook page.
Oliver has been known for posting his own "rants" and opinions on the department's Facebook page targeting everything from criminals to social issues.
Now, Oliver has decided to make a switch. He has created his own page to feature the "babble" which has made him popular over the past year.
"I just thought, if we keep it separate, everyone knows that what's on my page is my opinion and it's not always politically correct by any stretch of the imagination," Oliver said.
Oliver uses a humorous and sarcastic approach when he posts stories and events on the department's page which yields a list of comments from residents in Brimfield and surrounding areas.
"Obviously, by the numbers, it's pretty popular," Oliver said. "We have over 12,000 likes on the page and some regular interaction with not only residents, but we have 19 countries and 31 states that check in with us, now and again."
Oliver recently posted about an incident where Brimfield officers caught a drunk driver:
"Dear Drunk Driver, Thanks for the call today….but it’s not my problem. You should have thought about all of this before you made the CHOICE to drive drunk. You drove in from out of town, went to a campus bar in the area, got hammered like a piece of wood on home makeover…and made a choice to drive drunk. Luckily, my officers caught you before you killed someone…or yourself. So, your litany of grievances and complaints are not my problem."
Oliver says the department will continue to post information on their Facebook page including a few sarcastic comments, but his so-called "rants" and "babbles" will be featured on his own page.
Some of those who commented on the chief's posts didn't approve of the "babble" on the Facebook page, but he says that didn't influence his decision to move to another page.
"That really had no weight at all. What had the weight was just making sure that the Brimfield Police Department is known for what the organization provides and not being known for the chief having a big mouth and trying to tell it like it is."
Since it's recent launch, the new Facebook page has collected more than 2,000 'likes".
What's the biggest thing Oliver has learned from his experience on Facebook?
"I think that the biggest thing that it's taught me is that people want the interaction and that they care about what happens in their community."