It's a free website called AlertID.com and what they do is alert you by email or text when there is any kind of alerts in your neighborhood or when the police respond to calls near by. You can completely customize your account and choose your preferences as far as when and how you want to be alerted. Best of all, it's 100% free. It keeps you in touch with the violence and crime happening right in your area. Plus you can even report suspicious activity to the authorities right from their site. There is also a section for community watch and you can exchange comments with your neighbors about recent alerts.
One look at their site and you will understand how important this for every family across the USA to be involved in. You can also add multiple addresses so you can keep a virtual eye on your business, grandma, children etc... The account setup is very easy and you can see in just a few moments the suspicious activity that happens in all the places you care about the most.
I hope everyone will take five minutes to set it up and become more involved in your community. There is absolutely nothing to loose. Stay safe and get involved. Go check it out here.
I also wanted to add that they have a free app as well in the Apple App Store. I have not downloaded it yet, but I am going to add it later today. If you would like to get the app for your phone as well click here