December 8 2015

Burlington Police to Use Neighborhood Social Media Site "Nextdoor"


Have you heard or joined, the social media platform that facilitates communication between neighbors and neighborhoods? 


If not, picture a kind of face-book that automatically shows you posts, including alerts, items for sale and general messages, from people who live in your neighborhood who have also joined. 

The Burlington Police Department is going to start using the site next year, which will allow them to send alerts and updates to people in a specifici neighborhood, neighborhoods or town wide when they have important information. 

Here is a notice from Lt. Glen Mills that he posted to social media: 

“Hello, my name is Lieutenant Glen Mills and I am pleased to announce that starting in January, we will begin using Nextdoor for Public Agencies, Nextdoor’s government interface to occasionally communicate neighborhood specific information in an effort virtually facilitate community policing and neighborhood watch. 

With this said, we need your help to invite your neighbors and friends across Burlington to join Nextdoor. Here is a link with some helpful tips - 

Messages from the police department will show up in your newsfeed and are also available in the "City Agency" tab on the left-hand navigation bar. Should you wish to stop receiving updates from us, you can unsubscribe from our posts by clicking this link - 

Please be aware that Nextdoor is not the appropriate way to request emergency services, police services, report criminal or suspicious activity, file a report, etc. If you require emergency services, please call 911. We do not monitor Nextdoor 24/7. 

We look forward to using Nextdoor to build stronger, safer neighborhoods throughout Burlington in the new year!” 

- Lieutenant Glen Mills

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