Yesterday morning, the DeKalb County Police Department officially kicked off a partnership with Nextdoor. Covering the greater Atlanta area, the Department will now be able to work directly with residents to improve safety and strengthen neighborhood watch efforts. Nextdoor’s Robbie Turner was in town to speak alongside Interim Police Chief James Conroy at a press conference.
“Nextdoor makes it easy for neighbors to establish virtual neighborhood watch and help combat crime,” said Chief Conroy.
This partnership with the DeKalb County Police Department marks the largest agency to partner with Nextdoor in the state.
Out west, the Albuquerque Police Department and Mayor’s Office took their crime-fighting efforts high-tech and announced a partnership with Nextdoor.
Led by Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, Jr., the Department and the Mayor’s Office plan to use Nextdoor to communicate directly with neighbors and provide information that is specific to their neighborhoods.
“Nextdoor is a great opportunity – for free – for people to sign up as a neighborhood, to come together as a city, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, block-by-block,” said Mayor Richard Berry.
Chief Eden shared a recent example of how Albuquerque residents have been leaving their cars unattended while warming them up in the mornings, which has led to an increase in stolen vehicles. Eden said the Department can now use Nextdoor to warn neighbors of issues like these.
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