The local city police department in a West Coast city has announced a new resource. It will be something they are planning on using to help fight crime in the neighborhood. This is due to an increase in homicides.
Local City Police Department is Taking Real Action
There are over 400 hundred law enforcement agencies across the county that have partnered with the ring neighbor’s app. This is since 2018. Now, in fact, the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) is joining those organizations and they say it’s already been effective.
Local City Police Department: A Team Effort to Help the Community in Trouble
“From this interaction, now there are already detectives and sergeants who at this time are interacting with our community. This is fantastic,” said Alysen Gelinas. She is a Community Relations Specialist with BPD. “In fact, so, we’re really hoping that it’s going to be a productive way to communicate with our community. Thus solve crimes quickly.”
Ring App is in Use
In fact, Gelinas said officers have already starting to use the Ring app. “Moreover, there is a video posting about catalytic converter thefts, and our detectives reached out. Moreover, if they said “hey we want you to report, this so can get a case number going so we can follow up and investigate,” said Gelinas.
However, Gelinas did say it is important to understand the app for information but still reports do need to be made.
“Traditionally, we want people to continue to report those because this is not a reporting tool, this is really an information-sharing tool,” said Gelinas.
In fact, to use the neighbor’s app, you do not, however, have to have a ring doorbell; you can just download the app on your mobile device and then go ahead and share videos and information.
“In fact, if someone that has a crime committing or that they capture it on their video, they can then upload to the neighbor’s platform and have everyone within the city of Bakersfield then have access to see it,” said Gelinas