ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A new crime fighting tool just unveiled in Rock Hill one that helps link police and the community in a new and unique way.

Iit's called CONNECT-- a website that will connect area hotels.

If something were to happen at my hotel, I could report we had a suspicious vehicle going through the parking lot and it would immediately go out to every other hotel in Rock Hill, said Ryan Tilden, the general manager at the Towne Place Suites.

It s pretty much a neighborhood watch for the hotel community.

Major Steve Parker said, We need to communicate in different ways. Law enforcement can t be everywhere all the time. We want to be everywhere all the time but we can t be. And if we have a community that buys into what we're doing, and the community is communicating with us, and helping us solve crimes, that's a win-win.

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