APD Joins Neighbors App by Ring

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The Auburn Police Department (APD) has joined the Neighbors app by Ring as part of its efforts to monitor and resolve crime incidents in the community. The free app—which connects neighbors via geofence technology—allows residents to communicate with the APD to share information on crime and safety-related events.

“Community partnerships are integral to keeping Auburn safe, and this is just one more way we are working together to protect our local community,” explains Detective Aaron Quick. “The Neighbors app provides an effective way for the APD to communicate with local residents about crime-related incidents.”

Way to Stay Informed
The app allows you to stay updated on crime in the community and, specifically, within your area of town. You can sign up for notifications, as well as view, post and respond to others. Additionally, if you have a surveillance camera, you have the option to upload video. The app works with Ring camera devices as well as those from other manufacturers.

The APD is one of the “neighbors” on the app. While the APD doesn’t monitor the app 24/7, it has become an active participant, responding to posts and sharing safety tips.

Submitting and Requesting Video Footage
Users may submit video directly to the APD. Additionally, if the APD is investigating a crime, they can use the Neighbors app to request footage from app users in a certain area.

“When a crime is committed on private residential property, there’s usually not a lot of footage available, which can make it challenging to solve those cases,” Quick explains. “That’s where the Neighbors app is helpful. Surveillance cameras in a neighborhood may catch something that helps us.”

Quick says that submitting video footage is voluntary, and the APD cannot access video without it being sent to them.

Download the App
The APD encourages community members to download the app and partner with them. You can download the app via the App Store or Google Play, or text “jointoday” to 555888.

“Working together, we’ll all keep this community safe,” says Quick. “I hope people will use it and if they see something, share it with us so we can respond.”

In emergency situations, always call 911.

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