Public agencies, including mayors, governors, fire departments, police departments, and health departments, turn to Nextdoor every day to directly share critical, real-time information with people in the neighborhood. Law enforcement agencies have had an additional feature that they can enable called “Forward to Police,” which allows a neighbor on Nextdoor to forward their safety post or urgent alert to local law enforcement.
We have made the decision to remove the Forward to Police feature from Nextdoor. As part of our anti-racism work and our efforts to make Nextdoor a place where all neighbors feel welcome, we have been examining all aspects of our product. After speaking with members and public agency partners, it is clear that the Forward to Police feature does not meet the needs of our members and only a small percentage of law enforcement agencies chose to use the tool.
Nextdoor is committed to providing tools that enable neighbors and public agencies to communicate effectively. We will continue to work closely with our public agency partners from around the world to empower neighbors to stay informed and build stronger communities.
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