• Local department expanding community policing with technology


    CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. - Castle Shannon Police are using a new app to improve public safety.

    Last week, the department became the first in western Pennsylvania to formally join the Neighbors App.

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    The goal is to help police have eyes on all areas of the borough.

    "You have the larger cameras actually protecting the main arteries coming in and out of Castle Shannon. The piece that's missing is the back streets and the neighborhoods," Police Chief Ken Truver said.

    The app allows residents to quickly share home surveillance video with police if a crime is committed.

    "If you had a crime in your neighborhood the police would go door-to-door to neighborhood canvass. Now that we have all of this technology out there, it's a force multiplier where we can get all of this activity and evidence," Truver said.

    The video can only be shared with the users permission.

    "If you see something, say something. It's the Homeland Security motto and we've been using it for years on our website. Now, with this new portal, if you see something, say something and if you have something, share something," Truver said.

    Castle Shannon residents can join the Neighbors App by clicking here.




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