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SDPD Partners With Nextdoor to Boost Neighborhood Safety

The social network Nextdoor partnered with the San Diego Police Department in an effort to make San Diego neighborhoods safer.

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Embarcadero Marina Park North in San Diego.

Nextdoor is a digital platform where users can privately share community-related news with their neighbors, who are verified by their home addresses.

Now, users in the 76 percent of San Diego neighborhoods using Nextdoor can also access crime alerts and public safety tips posted by the SDPD.

According to an SDPD news release, users will be able to access and respond to these alerts on a separate page for police personnel.

SDPD is now one of more than 100 police and fire departments partnered with Nextdoor, including those in Dallas and Denver.

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Peking_Duck_SD | April 18, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe I'm slow, but what exactly is the point of this?

It sounds like an outlet for busy-bodies and nosy-nellies who want to shove their two-cents into everything going on in the neighborhood to do so vis-à-vis a new digital format.

I guess the old-fashioned way of parking your morbidly ample derrière into a lawn chair with a cigarette and curlers in your hair as you proceed to tell everybody's business to anyone who walks by needs to be replaced with a sleeker electronic format to keep-up with the times?

But maybe I'm wrong.

I would imagine police will have to sift through a lot of irrelevant blather in order to find anything they can actually use here.

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