This integration with the network will enable the police department to communicate online with Brookhaven neighborhoods. Residents and police will be able to work together to improve safety and strengthen neighborhood watch efforts.
“We have always invested in innovative ways to increase safety for our residents,” said Police Chief Gary Yandura. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.”
Already Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Brookhaven residents. Twenty-seven Brookhaven neighborhoods have started Nextdoor websites.
With the network, Brookhaven residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services and even lost pets. The police department will be able to post information, such as safety tips and crime alerts, to the network’s websites within the city.
The network is free for residents and the police department. Each Brookhaven neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents who verify they live in the neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own websites and the police department will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information or content. Information shared on the website 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 website, they can visit www.help.nextdoor.com.