TYLER — Police have replaced wanted posters with Facebook posts.

"We post things to Facebook to keep the public informed whether it's good or bad or program's that we're about to do or that we did do, in recognition of things we have done to actually helping us solve crimes," said Don Martin, Tyler Police Department public information officer.

Police receive photos and videos of suspects that first go to a detective.

"So we'll do our investigation with what we've got to work with and if we come to a dead end then it comes to my office, say hey would you put this on Facebook?" Martin said.

Martin said the department is "careful" before making a post.

"We make sure that we do have the proper suspect and right one involved in the incident before we just put a picture out there," Martin said.