Cape Girardeau Police Department Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Nextdoor-logo-white-largeThe Cape Girardeau Police Department is excited to announce our partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents. This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Cape Girardeau Police Department to communicate online by sending targeted information to specific neighborhoods, groups of neighborhoods, or sections of the city, rather than only being able to broadcast information to all residents.
“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our communities,” said Chief Wes Blair. “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.”
Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool, with more than 40% of neighborhoods using Nextdoor across the country.
With Nextdoor, Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau Police Department will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, details for events, and updates on activity affecting the local area to Nextdoor websites within Cape Girardeau. However, the Cape Girardeau Police Department will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Each Cape Girardeau neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. 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.
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit www.help.nextdoor.com.