The MPS does not regularly monitor community or resident-focussed communications channels, such as social media accounts, for intelligence purposes. They are often closed, which prevents viewing in the first place. Any sustained monitoring of an open account for intelligence purposes would likely require a directed surveillance authority and would be conducted by suitably trained officers and usually as part of a specific investigation. Intelligence arising from community groups would normally be fed directly into a Safer Neighbourhood Team by residents, which would then be placed onto the MPS intelligence system. MOPAC has no role in gathering intelligence from social media.