Duluth’s cops are popular online

They hate to brag, but the Duluth Police Department did let slip that its Facebook page is one of the 10 most “liked” pages in the country among departments of its size.

As of Friday afternoon, it was No. 9, to be precise, behind police and sheriffs’ departments in a lot of southern cities and counties plus the Rapid City (S.D.) Police Department. The Duluth Police Department has 9,264 “likes,” which was 55 more than the Monroe County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office. Unfortunately it’s also 111 fewer likes than the Taunton (Mass.) Police Department (9,375).

The department to beat in the category is the Livingston Parish (La.) Sheriff’s Office, which has 13,789 likes. The most-liked department in the country, all categories: New York with nearly 179,000 likes.