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Surprise Police Department
Police Department
14250 W. Statler Plaza
Surprise, Arizona 85374
Office 623.222.4000
Fax 623.222.4008
www.surpriseaz.gov/police
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For Immediate Release
             

Surprise Police join nextdoor.com

Surprise, AZ (April 7, 2015) Recently, the Surprise Police Department joined Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a free private social network, designed for neighborhoods to build stronger and safer communities, and allows police to communicate online with the local neighborhoods they serve. Currently, 58 local neighborhoods are involved with over 3,000 registered members in Surprise.

Police can share helpful information like; crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, details for events and crime watch meetings, and updates on basic activity affecting the local citizens in Surprise. Posts can be authored to all members within the city or just select neighborhoods, depending on the nature of the content.

Each Surprise neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor.

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing encourages police agencies to utilize technology to increase community involvement and communication. By joining Nextdoor.com, Surprises Police move another step forward for in our efforts to follow the President’s recent community policing mandate.