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The DeKalb County Police Department and the Albuquerque Police Department Join Nextdoor

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.

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“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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Nextdoor Welcomes the City of Tulsa to the Neighborhood

We are very excited to officially welcome the City of Tulsa onto Nextdoor!

Today, I went home to Tulsa, OK to join Mayor Bartlett to announce a partnership between Nextdoor and the City of Tulsa. Initially, this partnership will enable the Working in Neighborhoods Department to send targeted information to Tulsa residents on Nextdoor.

More than 125 neighborhood leaders and representatives from the Tulsa Police Department, Fire Department and Crime Prevention Network were in attendance to learn more about how their residents and agencies could benefit from Nextdoor.

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Mayor Bartlett said, “I’m pleased that the City of Tulsa is the first major city in Oklahoma to join Nextdoor. This is another great social media tool that will allow us to quickly and effectively communicate with citizens. It will help us improve the quality of life for our citizens, prevent crime, and prepare for emergencies.”

Today, nearly 100 Tulsa neighborhoods already use Nextdoor to connect with each other about the things that matter most in their communities.

It is very exciting to see my hometown of Tulsa share in Nextdoor’s mission of bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood and working to build stronger and safer places to call home.

We look forward to welcoming many more residents and agencies across Green Country onto Nextdoor!

To join or start your own Nextdoor website, click here.

Nextdoor Celebrates Two Years of Connecting Neighbors in San José; Partners with the City of Richmond

Today, Nextdoor celebrated an important milestone with the City of San José. Two years ago, we partnered with the City to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Now, a total of six city agencies, including the Mayor’s Office, the Police Department, the Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, the Department of Emergency Services, and all 10 city council districts use Nextdoor to share important information with residents.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.03.02 PMFrom left: Nextdoor Head of Communications Kelsey Grady, Nextdoor Co-Founder Sarah Leary, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Shane Patrick Connolly with District 10, and Nextdoor San Jose member Andrew Lloyd

Since the partnership launched two years ago, adoption of Nextdoor in San José has risen dramatically. More than 360 neighborhoods, representing 84% of the City of San José, have launched Nextdoor websites, and membership has increased more than 900%!

To mark the anniversary and the progress that has been made, Mayor Chuck Reed and District 8 Councilmember Rose Herrera presented a proclamation to Nextdoor at the City Council Meeting.

We are honored to play a small role in helping the City of San José connect with its residents.

Nextdoor Announcement Richmond

From left: Richmond resident Ames Russell, Nextdoor Senior City Strategist Joseph Porcelli, Mayor Jones, Chief Tarasovic, and Andreas Addison celebrate the announcement.

The Richmond Police Department is taking crime-fighting high-tech! This morning, in a press conference led by Mayor Jones and Chief Tarasovic, the Richmond Police Department announced their partnership with Nextdoor to help improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications, as well as help implement virtual neighborhood watch.

Now, the Police Department can post crime and safety updates, event details, and other hyperlocal information to more than 50 Richmond neighborhoods already using Nextdoor.

The Richmond Police Department is the first government agency in the greater Richmond area to partner with Nextdoor. They join other innovative cities in Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Front Royal, and James City County, who are also using Nextdoor to help build stronger and safer communities to call home.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Richmond!

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