Sheriff Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to provide Local Crime and Safety Information
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office today announced that it is joining the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/montgomery to provide the Montgomery County community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive realtime safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
Watch the announcement and FAQ’s captured by Hello Woodlands in the video below:
Sheriff Henderson stated, “Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is committed to provide professional law enforcement service to our community through meaningful partnerships such as the one with Ring. Through these partnerships we will continue to enhance the quality of life for our citizens, businesses and visitors through efficient and innovative public safety practices. Thanks to Ring we will be able to relay and receive accurate and timely information to the community we serve.”
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Montgomery County community 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. 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 Montgomery County community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”
How It Works:
● Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here: https://download.ring.com/montgomery or by texting mctx to 555888 from your smartphone.
● 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.
● Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.
“Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the community policing model and an efficient and effective strategic plan that employs quality and innovative public safety services for both our current needs and bright future of Montgomery County. Through partnerships we will meet our goals and vision to serve as a role model for the public safety services in our county and State.”
Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Download the free Neighbors app (iOS/Android), join your neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive realtime safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. Download Neighbors (iOS/Android) today to join your digital neighborhood watch. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
Source: Scott Spencer, Lieutenant, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Executive Division