Nextdoor app changing neighborhoods

CAMDEN, N.J. (WPVI) -- Sometimes, there's nothing better than a good neighbor, and now there's an app for that.

Nextdoor a private social network for your specific neighborhood, and Wednesday the Camden County Police Department announced it is working with that app to make their neighborhoods safer, and stronger.

The app helps people in an area connect virtually, from hearing about a rash of break-ins to finding a babysitter.

Police in Camden Wednesday say this virtual neighborhood watch is key to better communications and getting neighbors to work together to keep the streets safe.

One resident, Sheila Green, from the P arkside neighborhood explained how her neighbors worked together to help police make a robbery arrest.

"Once we actually started giving information, height, size, day, night, what he did, we were able to communicate to our police department who at that time. and we had enough info to help them apprehend this guy, which they did."

It's a two way conversation.

Police are also using NextDoor to get out the latest information on crime trends, which change block by block.
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