Niagara County Introduces New Social Network Sites for Neighborhoods

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Niagara County Introduces New Social Network Sites for Neighborhoods

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM EDT

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Nextdoor.com in an effort to help facilitate a virtual neighborhood watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, is free for the residences of Niagara County. Each neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood.

Residents can use their website to get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations.

For example, neighbors use Nextdoor to share information about neighborhood watch and safety issues, local events, school activities, upcoming garage sales, lost pets, and much more.
Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. Information shared on Nextdoor is only visible to verified members.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will be able to post important information, such as crime updates to Nextdoor sites within Niagara County. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will not be able to access the residents websites, contact information, or content.