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LPD joins "Neighbors by Ring"

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press release)

The Lubbock Police Department is happy to announce a new partnership with Neighbors, a neighborhood watch app that provides community members with real-time, local crime and safety information.

The Neighbors App allows community members to receive real-time crime and safety information and share photos, videos and text-based posts directly from their smartphone to alert their neighbors of potential safety situations. Now, LPD investigators hope to use content shared to the Neighbors App to help catch criminals and prevent future crimes.

The Neighbors App also provides a unique function that allows LPD investigators to request information about local crime and safety situations from Neighbors who can opt-in to sharing potentially relevant information.

“We greatly appreciate Ring’s collaboration. We believe the Neighbors App will be a great tool in the toolbox for our investigators and fits into our community policing strategy of engagement and partnerships to keep our city safe,” said LPD Assistant Chief Jerry Brewer.

The free app can be downloaded by anyone with a smart phone (via i0S/Android: https://download.ring.com/lubbockpd ) and does not require users to own Ring cameras or any other home security device. According to Ring, the Neighbors network has already been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe across the nation.

“We’re excited to have LPD 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,” said Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring. “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 Lubbock community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

In addition to Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor, this app gives LPD another way to share crime and safety information with the community to help prevent crimes. However, LPD would like to remind community members to call and report criminal or suspicious activity to LPD so officers can respond in a timely manner.

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