The Elk Grove Police Department announced that it is partnering with Nextdoor, a free and private social network for neighborhoods, in an effort to better communicate with city residents.
Through the network, the Police Department will be able to communicate online with Elk Grove neighborhoods, and work with residents to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch efforts, according to a department news release.
With Nextdoor, Elk Grove residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information about neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services and lost pets.
Through Nextdoor websites within the city, police will be able to convey information such as crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, details about events and crime watch meetings, and updates on activity affecting the local area.
Each Elk Grove neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of the neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and manage their own Nextdoor website. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhod before joining. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines, police said.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.