Neighborhood Watch By Web

from the doing-the-trick dept

While we just had an article about expensive police tools for solving crimes, some police departments have come up with a much more cost-effective method: get local citizens to do the work for them. Police all over are embracing online alert systems that notify interested parties in certain crimes. Police say it's helping to quickly catch some criminals, by letting local citizens, businesses and banks know what to look for.

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