Danica Lawrence wrote:

Salt Lake City government and police are collaborating with a neighborhood watch app in an effort to engage residents and build safer communities, officials announced Monday.

Salt Lake City residents have used the app, Nextdoor for years. The app is a private neighborhood-focused social network for residents that is designed to keep each other informed about what is going on in their community.

The city and law enforcement are joining the app to issue safety alerts to specific neighborhoods.

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