What kind of public servant spends his day off reading number plates and worries that his local cycle paths are too dangerous? Welcome to the world of Richard Brunstrom, the UK's first blogging chief constable.
With everyone from politicians to bored teenagers using the web to record their thoughts, Mr Brunstrom, best known for his forthright views on speed cameras, has launched a blog - or web log - of his own.
In his first entry he reveals he 'had some fun' on his day off last week with the new Automatic Number Plate Recognition team, reading plates from cars going to the Wakestock music festival near Abersoch.
He writes, 'On Saturday I spent the day (should have been my day off, but my wife's away, so I can sneak off to have some fun) out near the Wakestock Festival at Abersoch with our ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) team.
'We did a twelve-hour stint on the A497 in the outskirts of Pwllheli, in baking sunshine. This part of Wales is one of the nicest places on the planet in good weather - shame it doesn't happen more often! The camera read 5,891 number plates, from which we had 321 'hits', resulting in us stopping 109 cars.'
Later that weekend Mr Brunstrom cycled from Rhos on Sea to Llanfairfechan with his son, but all was not well. He reveals that the 'new bits [of cycle track] are great (if a little close to the road), but where a segregated track is not available it is a death trap.
'My least favourite is the section from Penmaenbach to Conwy Morfa, where you have to cycle on a very narrow pavement right next to the main road, with no protection at all. Horrible.
'This is part of the UK's national cycle network and it is a disgrace.
'I'm going to try to get something done about it - watch this space.'
Mr Brunstrom is also inviting comments on his blog, which is available on the North Wales police website.(www.north-wales.police.uk)
He said he was 'always keen to innovate and to make full use of modern communications' and plans to try podcasting too.
His initial entry provides several revealing insights into the mind of the oft-criticised chief constable. There is a dig at the aborted plan to create an all-Wales police force, which Mr Brunstrom says forced him to spend more time in his office than he would like.
Happily, he had made his first arrest of the year, a man with £20 of cannabis in his car.
He adds on the blog, 'I'm shocked to recall that the last two people I arrested were fighting with me in the street in Llandudno on Christmas Eve last year; they and I were both in the cell block at St Asaph when the clock struck midnight, but they apologised, accepted fixed penalty fines and were home with their families by Christmas morning.'
Running a blog has become de rigueur for many public figures, with a string of AMs and MPs posting regularly - some from inside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Some amateur journalists are also using them to publish allegations and break stories - John Prescott has been the victim of speculation on his private life on some blogs.
But the man himself is no fan. During In his grilling by Radio 4's John Humphreys, he admitted 'I think it's called the internet, blogs or something. I've only just got used to letters John, I haven't got into all that new technology.'