HIBBING - Hibbing Police Department announced Thursday a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.
This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Hibbing Police Department to communicate online with Hibbing neighborhoods. Residents and police will be able to work together to improve safety and strengthen neighborhood watch efforts.
Already, Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Hibbing residents.
Seventeen Hibbing neighborhoods have started Nextdoor websites.
With Nextdoor, Hibbing residents can join private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets.
The Hibbing Police Department will be able to post information, such as safety tips and crime alerts, to Nextdoor websites within the city.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Police Department.
Each Hibbing neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood.
Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor websites and the Police Department will not be able to access residents' websites, contact information, or content.
Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by 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 help.nextdoor.com.