Plymouth Police Partners with Ring to Solve Burglaries
The Plymouth Police Department has a new tool to help solve burglaries. Plymouth Police is partnering with Ring, which makes internet-connected video doorbells.
Anyone with a Ring doorbell can share videos with Plymouth Police through the Ring Neighbors App.
Officials say sharing videos is completely voluntary. They say the smartphone app gives officers a better chance of finding evidence in an investigation.
“Everybody gets their message different ways and if we just silo into one social media page or relying on the news, radio or papers, the more ways you communicate with neighbors, the better reach you have so people stay informed,” explained Plymouth Police Deputy Chief Erik Fadden.
Since partnering with Ring a month and a half ago, Plymouth Police requested video for an incident once through the Neighbors App.
Officials say there’s an average of about 150 residential burglaries a year in Plymouth. That includes vehicle thefts in apartment complexes.