Carbondale Police are part of a nationwide, web-based, volunteer information sharing program
The Carbondale Police Department will now be able to receive nearly instantaneous crime and safety-related information, from residents' security cameras.
Randy Mathis, Community Resource Officer says the department has joined a national initiative known as Ring Neighbors. And Mathis says, it will be another way to help fight crime.
"This is not gonna be remote policing. What it does is, it enhances our investigators the ability to make contact with a large group of people in a very quick amount of time. When things happen, time is of the essence when we want to solve crimes."
Mathis adds this method of gathering information is not replacing police going door to door and asking for information. Plus, Mathis adds, in the case of a missing person, police can send out a message on the Ring Neighbors system asking people to check their home security cameras.
For more information about this service, call Officer Randy Mathis at 457-3200 extension 402.