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Taylorville Police Department Utilizing New Smart Phone App

The Taylorville Police Department will be utilizing a new smart phone app. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler sent out a press release, informing citizens that social media is a tool for law enforcement departments to disseminate information at the touch of a button, and one way that they will be doing that is through a free app called Nextdoor. 


When public agencies join the platform, they can communicate with the verified residents within the geographic boundaries of their service area.  While anyone can follow a department’s Facebook page regardless of where they live in the country or world, Nextdoor for Police guarantees that law enforcement departments are reaching the people they serve. While Facebook is a great tool, Chief Wheeler is encouraging Taylorville residents to download the free app, Nextdoor for communication with citizens.


One way that this app works, is if there is a series of thefts in one certain neighborhood, Nextdoor can target those citizens to warn them to be on alert. For additional information contact the Taylorville Police Department at 217-824-2211 or email Chief Wheeler at dwayne.wheeler@taylorvillepolice.com.  The app is available on both Apple and Android platforms.

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