CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau Police Department hopes its partnership with Nextdoor will be a good communication tool to send out information to specific neighborhoods.
"Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our communities," said Chief Wes Blair.
"With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts," he said.
The department said more than 40 percent of neighborhoods use Nextdoor.
Users can create a profile and share information regarding public safety issues and other local activities.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department said they want to be able to share important information through this platform with citizens.
The information the department plans to share is important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and events in the area.
The police department will not be able to see the user's website, content or contact.