According to a recent study, 93% of Americans say it is important to look out for each other, yet 50% of Americans do not know a single neighbor by name. That is why Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, was created. Nextdoor’s mission is to bring back a sense of community to neighborhoods everywhere by offering free neighborhood websites specifically designed to foster conversations among neighbors and build stronger, safer communities.
Some City of Dunkirk neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor, and now the Dunkirk Police Department has adopted the platform to connect with residents to improve safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch efforts.
On Nextdoor, neighbors create private websites to get to know one another, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. The Dunkirk Police will now be able to share important safety information and emergency notifications to residents on a neighborhood level through Nextdoor.
Nextdoor was specifically designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood, including the Dunkirk Police Department, or found on Google or other search engines. Nextdoor never shares personal information with any third parties.
Join your neighbors and the The Dunkirk Police Department in building a stronger, safer City of Dunkirk today at www.nextdoor.com. Anyone wishing to begin a Nextdoor neighborhood should visit www.nextdoor.com and sign up for an account. If you have any questions, please contact Police Headquarters at 366-2266 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch these videos for a better understanding of signing up for Nextdoor and its uses