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Boca police urge residents to download neighborhood watch app

Boca Raton police have joined a free neighborhood watch app and urge residents to download Neighborhood by Ring, too.

The app is free on iOS and Android smartphones. Neighbors and law- enforcement use it to share safety alerts, videos, photos and text posts, according to Boca Raton Police Services Department.

The app has helped stop burglaries and package thefts by giving police, “access to real-time data,” Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander said in a statement. “We can better zero in on information that could help identify and arrests suspects.”

Here’s how to do it:

·    Text bocaratonfl to 555-888 or click here.

·    Opt-in to join your neighborhood

·    Customize the geographic area where you want to received notifications

·    View local crime and safety posts via live feed or interactive map

·    Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device including Ring home security

·    Receive real time alerts from neighbors, law enforcement and the Ring team

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