The San Diego Police Department announced Wednesday, July 8, 2015, that loudspeaker public-address messages periodically broadcast from the sky by the agency’s helicopter crews — often unintelligibly, many contend — are now available online, as well, for clarity’s sake.
The airborne alerts about missing children, fleeing crime suspects and other pressing situations are now posted on the neighborhood social-networking site Nextdoor.com, as well as on Twitter.com, username @SanDiegoPD.
The service, which began this month as a trial program, was prompted by public complaints about helicopter announcements being drowned out by the chopper’s roaring engine, SDPD spokesman Matt Tortorella said.
What do Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, ImproveUC and UCCA have in common? They are all ways neighbors can connect with neighbors and the University City community. Create a post, start a conversation, share the news, organize an event, keep in touch, take a look:
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/universitycitycommunityassociation
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/UCCA_SD
- Nextdoor – https://nextdoor.com/sandiego/
- ImproveUC – http://improveuc.org/
- UCCA – https://www.universitycitynews.org/