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Anderson Township and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office District 5 partner with a private social network for neighborhoods

Nextdoor's homepage allows you to search for your neighborhood (Photo: Nextdoor.com) Nextdoor's homepage allows you to search for your neighborhood (Photo: Nextdoor.com)
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office District 5 and Anderson Township announced Tuesday a partnership with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods. 

According to release, it will improve town-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications and facilitate virtual neighborhood watch.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood

According to District 5 Cpl. Dave Boiman, 36 neighborhoods in Anderson Township are using Nextdoor.

"Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but increasing, safety and reducing crime within Anderson Township neighborhoods," said Cpl. Boiman in a release. "With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts." 

Anderson Township residents can use the website to create private neighborhood websites to share information, including public safety issues, local services and community events and activities. The Sheriff's Office will be working with the Anderson Township staff to post information such as, important news, services, safety tips and emergency notifications to Nextdoor sites within the township.

Nextdoor is free for residents, the Sheriff's Office and Anderson Township.  Each Hamilton County neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to the residents that live there.  All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. 

For more information visit: www.nextdoor.com

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