Police rely on Nextdoor app to tell officers where to patrol

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Online curtain-twitchers become new Neighbourhood Watch: Police rely on Nextdoor app to tell officers where to patrol after users share information about crimes in area The Nextdoor app has become an unofficial crime sharing resource for police Ten per cent of the posts are about crimes or matters that concern the police Met Police, Essex police and Norfolk Constabulary are among the forces using it

By Jemma Carr For Mailonline

Published: 11:12 BST, 17 August 2019 | Updated: 11:17 BST, 17 August 2019

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Police are receiving crime intelligence tips from a neighbourhood mobile phone app.

The Nextdoor app, often used to recommend local handymen, has now become an unofficial crime sharing resource for the police.

Users have to use their real name and prove their identity.

Police are receiving crime intelligence tips from a neighbourhood mobile phone app. Nextdoor has become an unofficial crime sharing resource for the police

Police are receiving crime intelligence tips from a neighbourhood mobile phone app. Nextdoor has become an unofficial crime sharing resource for the police

Ten per cent of the posts are about crimes or matters that concern the police, The Times reports.

Met Police, Essex police, 14 districts of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Norfolk Constabulary are using the app

Met Police, Essex police, 14

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