Police Chief Sam Somers says people sharing information with their neighbors will help prevent crime and possibly solve it if it’s happened:
“They’re going to let us know there’s a problem, plus they’re going to let everybody else in the neighborhood know, ‘Hey, my car got broken into, or I had this particular issue.’ Now, everybody can be on alert. Now, if they have some specific information, like maybe they saw the kid that did it or some kind of clothing or something else, someone else may have some information and that can lead us to maybe solve that crime and get it done sooner.”
The police department will hold a training meeting in each council district starting next Wednesday.
According to nextdoor.com more than 80 neighborhoods in the city have already signed up.