Las Vegas Police Encourage Neighborhood Watch Groups

So you want to know what is going on in your neighborhood? Many of us are taking to social media to make sure we’re keeping an eye on things but Las Vegas police aren’t necessarily a huge fan of the ever popular Facebook groups or apps like Nextdoor.

Police admit these types of applications are wonderful for networking and getting to know your neighbors but they say think twice before engaging in them.

“We also have to be careful about misinformation,” said Capt. James LaRochelle.

Police say these groups can end up acting like a game of telephone where many versions of the truth get posted and no one really knows what to believe.

“We don’t want that to drive a level of fear in our neighborhoods,” said LaRochelle. “We want healthy neighborhoods.”