The Quincy Police Department on Monday announced it is joining the Neighbors app to provide the Quincy community with real-time, local crime and safety information.
The Neighbors app, offered by Ring, already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries and keeping neighborhoods safe, officials said.
Residents can download the free Neighbors app via iOS and Android online at download.ring.com/quincy or by texting “quincypd” to 555-888 from their smartphone. Once downloaded, residents can join their neighborhood and use the app to monitor activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
“I am happy to announce the Quincy Police Department’s partnership with the neighborhood watch app Neighbors by Ring,” said Chief Paul Keenan. “We are always looking for innovative ways to keep our community safe and we are proud to be the first police department in Massachusetts to partner with Neighbors in an effort to reduce crime.”
“More than ever, residents are using security cameras and smartphones to capture and share potentially crucial information,” Keenan added. “It is our hope that by using the Neighbors app, crime information and home security video can be easily shared between neighbors and police to quickly solve and reduce crimes. Working together as a community, we can make our neighborhoods safer.”
“We’re excited to have the Quincy Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information.” said Jamie Siminoff, founder of Ring, an Amazon company. “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. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost.”
After downloading the app, you can opt-in to join your neighborhood; customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods); receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen; view local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map; share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices; and work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.