LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 45,000 people in Pulaski County use the Nextdoor app to see what’s happening in their communities.
The Sheriff’s Office just became the newest member.
Lieutenant Cody Burk says the app is a great way for law enforcement to get feedback from specific neighborhoods and also get information to them.
It can be anything from missing people or pets to burglary suspects to drug activity.
Since many crimes are time-sensitive, Lt. Burk says Nextdoor makes fighting them easier.
“We go and canvas a neighborhood if we have a burglary to see if anybody saw anything, but chances are a lot of people may still be at work…they may be somewhere else. With Nextdoor, if they have that, they can log in and see it when it’s convenient for them and they can reply back to us,” says Lt. Cody Burk with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Burk still cautions people in the county to call 911 for emergencies because there may not be an immediate response through the app.