There’s a new way to get in touch with Savannah Police and the Department hopes more residents will begin taking advantage of it.
The app is called ‘NextDoor’ and it allows residents to communicate directly with the department. The network is private and can only be seen by residents based on their neighborhood. Once you become a verified user, residents can post or send urgent alerts.
“The NextDoor app is a positive tool. It helps us out in everything we do. It’s part of building strong, safer and happier communities because we are being transparent and we are communicating,” said Officer Barry Lewis, a Neighborhood Resource Officer with the Central Precinct.
The app is also used by Savannah Police Officers to receive messages from residents about non-life threatening situations.
“Always call 911 first. Make sure that’s your first thing and then get on the NextDoor app and talk about it. We get some leads off of that so that’s a help to us,” said Lewis.
The app can also indicate tow zones and parking spaces for residents and visitors in the area.