BOISE - Three Boise city agencies are among the first agencies in Idaho to join Nextdoor.com.
Boise police, the city's fire department, and the Boise Department of Parks and Recreation have all joined the social networking site.
Nextdoor.com is designed to help neighbors communicate with each other and increase safety and awareness.
Deputy Chief Bill Bones with the Boise Police Department said the new social media service could help cops solve crimes.
"We think it's a great opportunity for a way for us to share information with the community and for them to share information back," Bones said.