Novato police announced last week the agency is joining partners with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighbors to provide safer and stronger neighborhoods.
“We have always invested in innovative ways to increase safety for our residents,” Police Chief Jim Berg said. “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.”
The collaboration with Nextdoor will enable the Novato police to communicate online with Novato neighborhoods. Residents and police will be able to work together to improve safety and strengthen neighborhoods.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the police department. Already, more than 30 neighborhoods have started Nextdoor websites.
In order to access the site, neighbors need to verify they live in a particular neighborhood.
To join the neighborhood Nextdoor website, visit nextdoor.com.