Working Together for Safer Neighborhoods: Introducing the Neighbors Active Law Enforcement Map
By Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder on August 28, 2019
At Ring, we believe that when communities work together, safer neighborhoods become a reality—that’s why we created the Neighbors App—we wanted to easily facilitate conversations around crime and safety among all members of the community, and we invited local law enforcement agencies to contribute to those discussions.
Today, 405 agencies use the Neighbors Portal, which is an extension of the Neighbors App that allow law enforcement to engage with their local community—from posting important information about crime and safety events in their neighborhoods to viewing and commenting on public posts as a verified law enforcement officer to asking for help on active investigations by submitting requests for video recordings.
We share updates when new law enforcement agencies join Neighbors through the app, social media and local press, but our users have asked for an additional way to search this information. Our new Active Law Enforcement Map makes it even easier for users to see if their local law enforcement team is involved with Neighbors. We will keep the map updated so users can search either by zip code, address or visually by zooming into a region or city.
Neighbors and local law enforcement have achieved amazing results by working together through the Neighbors app, from getting stolen guns off the streets to helping families keep their children safe, and even recovering stolen medical supplies for a diabetic child. Every member of a community plays a vital role in making neighborhoods safer, and we’re proud that our users can decide how exactly they want to contribute to those conversations. We’ve also been thoughtful about designing how law enforcement engages with the Neighbors App to ensure users always stay in control of the information they share, and that their privacy is protected.
Ring aims to make our products and services better, and we can only do that with your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts, successes and suggestions for improvement. Just as we want our communities to engage with one another, we encourage you to reach out with feedback. To learn more about how local law enforcement agencies are using the Neighbors App, please read our Law Enforcement FAQ and this blog post.
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