Media Release No: 14-062
Date of Release: September 18, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Citrus Heights Police Department Adopts Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods. Partnership Will Enable Police Department to Communicate with Residents and Facilitate Virtual Neighborhood Watch
Citrus Heights, CA. – The Citrus Heights Police Department announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com) the private social network for neighborhoods to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.
This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Citrus Heights Police Department to communicate online with Citrus Heights neighborhoods. Residents and police will be able to work together to improve safety and strengthen neighborhood watch efforts.
“The Citrus Heights Police Department has always focused our efforts on developing strong relationships with those living and working within our community. Communication is necessary to better connect with our community and improve overall safety,” said Police Lieutenant Ryan Kinnan. “Our partnership with Nextdoor will help CHPD and Citrus Heights residents connect and collaborate with a focus on keeping our community safe.”
Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Citrus Heights residents; a number of neighborhoods are already using their own Nextdoor websites.
Nextdoor allows Citrus Heights residents to join private neighborhood websites and share information on a variety of topics including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even regarding lost pets. The Citrus Heights Police Department will also be able to post information such as safety tips and crime alerts to Nextdoor websites within the city.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Police Department. Each Citrus Heights neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor websites and the Police Department will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by 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.