Derry Township PD Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Partnership will Help Improve Neighborhood Safety and Communications with the Derry Township Police Department

The Derry Township Police Department announced today its partnership with Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve township-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Derry Township Police Department to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of Derry Township residents.  The Derry Township Police Department and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watches.

“We discovered there were many Nextdoor neighborhoods already in existence within Derry Township and felt it appropriate to engage those residents in this online platform.  There is no cost to our department to be a partner in this social networking application, but the rewards of effectively communicating with our residents is a priority that has proven very beneficial for us in other forms of online communication.  While it will never replace the value of meeting face-to-face with a resident at a local convenience store or during a foot patrol, it will be a way to reach out to those who may not always be able to do that.” – Chief Garth Warner

With Nextdoor, Derry Township residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets.  The Derry Township Police Department will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, free events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor neighborhoods within Derry Township.

Nextdoor is free for residents and the Derry Township Police Department.  Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the Derry Township Police Department will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.  All members must verify they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor.  Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.

Derry Township residents interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit nextdoor.com and enter their address.