A new partnership between a website and the San Diego Police Department is hoping to increase neighborhood safety.
Nextdoor.com is a private social media site for neighborhoods that facilitates a virtual neighborhood watch. It also helps neighbors communicate with each other online.
Police Chief William Lansdowne said he hopes the partnership with Nextdoor.com will crime and burglary in the area.
“Neighborhoods know what's going on and now we have a directly line of communication will be very, very effective for us,” he said.
In San Diego, 160 neighborhood watch groups with more than 6,000 members are currently using the site.