Nags Head Police Dept. using Neighbors app

Published 12:43 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Nags Head Police Department is using the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Nags Head community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Users can use the free Neighbors app to view neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

“We are excited about our partnership with Ring,” said Police Chief Phil Webster. “The Neighbors app enables our department to be even more proactive in deterring and detecting crime. Our residents play a crucial role in this new partnership, adding more meaning to the concept of community-oriented policing. For example, we’ll post crime alerts and information and then request videos from those living or working in the impacted area. A video camera from Ring is not needed to participate. Residents just download the Neighbors app and, if they capture an incident or suspicious activity, they post it to the app and we will work together to keep this great community of ours safe.”

Residents can text NHNC to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to join their neighborhood.

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