Elk Grove Police Department
Officer Christopher Trim, EGPD Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2015
EGPD PARTNERS WITH NEXTDOOR, THE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR NEIGHBORHOODS
Partnership Will Enable EGPD to Communicate with Residents and Facilitate Virtual Neighborhood Watch
ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.
This integration with Nextdoor will enable the EGPD to communicate online with Elk Grove neighborhoods. Residents and the Elk Grove Police Department will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.
“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our Elk Grove communities,” said Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts as part of our Neighborhood-Based Community Policing initiative."
Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool, both locally in Sacramento County as well as nationally, with one-in-four neighborhoods using Nextdoor across the country.
With Nextdoor, Elk Grove residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets.
The Elk Grove Police Department will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, details for events and crime watch meetings, and updates on activity affecting the local area to Nextdoor websites within Elk Grove.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Elk Grove Police Department. Each Elk Grove neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.
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