Today we’re excited to announce that the Denver Police Department is partnering with Nextdoor to facilitate a citywide virtual neighborhood watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Already 80 percent of Denver neighborhoods are using Nextdoor.
Denver Police Chief Robert White says, “Our main goal is to prevent crime, and with the additional eyes and ears of members in our community we will be safer. We encourage our community members to work together and look out for one another.”
Denver joins more than 100 city and police/fire departments who have partnered with Nextdoor, like Dallas and San Jose, who all believe that leveraging technology is vital in helping to further strengthen community ties and combat crime.
When Nextdoor partners with a city, neighbors self-manage their own Nextdoor websites and periodically get updates from city officials. Following today’s launch in Denver, residents will receive pertinent crime and safety information from their local Denver police on their Nextdoor neighborhood website. It’s important to note that the Denver Police Department will not be able to access the residents’ websites, contact information or neighborhood messages.
Nextdoor’s momentum in Colorado continues next month with the launch of partnerships with Fort Collins and Lakewood Police Departments.
If you’re interested in bringing Nextdoor to your police department, email firstname.lastname@example.org.