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August 29, 2013

Pelham police appreciate citizens' tips

Citizen help

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Pelham doesn’t have any formal neighborhood watch groups, but the department does offer safety courses, Roark said.

The chief encouraged what he called the grassroots support.

“Be aware of your surroundings and your neighbors,” he said.

The department uses a variety of social media and Internet avenues to keep people informed about crime.

Pelham police are on Facebook and Twitter, have their own website and post items to the town’s electronic message board.

Roark said the department also sends alerts and notices through Citizen Observer and Ping4.

Ping4 is geography based, so citizens can get text alerts from various departments as they travel.

“They hit your cell phone,” he said.

Roark received one from another department while vacationing in northern New Hampshire.

“We try to have two-way interaction with the community,” he said. “That’s very important.”

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