The Killeen Police Department has announced their participation with the Neighbors app to provide the Killeen community with real-time, local crime and safety information.
“‘Neighbors’ by Ring, they actually reached out to us as part of being one of the first agencies in the state of Texas, not Central Texas, but the state of Texas to get on board with their app so that the community and law enforcement can have that common goal of solving crime,” says Killeen Police spokesperson Jeff Donohue.
The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
“Crime is a community problem. A lot of people think it’s just a police department problem, but in truth it’s a community problem,” Donohue says.
People can download the app and use it to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
“It allows anyone with a smart phone to upload photos and videos regardless of a ring device. It’s 100 percent free, and also allowing law enforcement officer to share their own public safety alerts,” said Ring spokeswoman Morgan Culbertson.
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, says, “We’re excited to have the Killeen Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that when Neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Killeen community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”
You can download the app by clicking here.
Source: Killeen Police Department