In this age of instant, digital communications, the Fridley Police want to make sure we are using every resource at our disposal to keep neighborhoods safe and connected. We are taking the next step in that effort.
What is Nextdoor.com?
This is a social network specifically designed for neighborhoods, and an excellent platform for police and other safety officials to communicate directly with residents.
What does it cost?
Nothing! It is free for both residents and the Police Department.
Why should I sign up?
Currently, crime alerts are notices are sent from the Police to neighborhood block captains by phone call, flyer or email. Then the captains contact neighbors. This takes time. Using Nextdoor allows for instant, two-way communication. It will improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications and help all of us build safer communities.
Is it safe/private?
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 or found on search engines. 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, but will be able to post safety tips, crime alerts and other important information to Nextdoor websites within the city.
How do I sign up?
Please join your neighbors and the Fridley Police Department in building a stronger, safer Fridley today. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address.