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Charm City Announces Partnership with Nextdoor

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Written by Anne Dreshfield

Yesterday, our Senior City Strategist, Joseph Porcelli, traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to join Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to announce our partnership with the Baltimore Police Department!

Nextdoor is already well-adopted across Baltimore, with more than 200 neighborhoods using Nextdoor to communicate about the things that matter most in their neighborhoods. This partnership opens a new communications channel, enabling the Baltimore Police Department to improve communications between district police personnel and the neighborhoods they serve, as well as to encourage community building between neighbors.

Baltimore resident Robert Yocham, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Baltimore resident and Nextdoor Founding Member and Lead, Earl Johnson, and Nextdoor’s Joseph Porcelli.

Baltimore resident and Nextdoor Founding Member and Lead, Robert Yochem, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Baltimore resident and Nextdoor Founding Member and Lead, Earl Johnson, and Nextdoor’s Joseph Porcelli.

We were honored to have a local Nextdoor Founding Member and Lead, Earl Johnson, join us and speak at the press conference to show his support. He shared how his neighborhood used Nextdoor during the unrest in Baltimore last year.

“Residents were asking me, should I stay or should I leave?,” Johnson said. “If it wasn’t for the information that was pouring into Nextdoor about what was going on in my neighborhood, where we were seeing shots, where we were seeing people, I don’t think I would’ve been able to answer that question. And of course, I told my neighbors to stay because everyone felt safe. I knew they felt safe because we were communicating through Nextdoor.”

The BPD broadcast the press conference on Periscope.

The BPD broadcast the press conference on Periscope.

We are proud to partner with great agencies like the Baltimore Police Department who are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to make their cities even stronger and safer places to call home.

You can join or start your Nextdoor website here. If you’re with a public agency interested in partnering with Nextdoor, please contact us here.

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  • Whoever conceived NEXTDOOR , has no idea how much it is appreciated. It opens people’s minds and doors, not an easy thing to do today. Thank you !

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