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Updated Jan 16, 2014 - 11:46 am

Social networking site teams with Phoenix police

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Police Department has partnered with, a private social networking site for neighborhoods, in an effort to get more feedback and information from citizens.

"It's exciting," said Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia. "We already have over 400 neighborhoods that have signed up. That's 80 percent of the city.

"People can communicate with us without fearing retaliation, in English or Spanish. This is a very positive program."

The site allows residents to create private websites for their own neighborhood. In addition to having the opportunity to exchange information, share news and upcoming neighborhood events, Nextdoor participants will receive messages from the Police, Neighborhood Services and Public Works departments.

"It's a way to make our neighborhoods safer and build stronger bonds within the communities," said Garcia.

About the Author

Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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