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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > March 2015 > Mayor Brown And BPD Partner With Nextdoor

Mayor Brown And BPD Partner With Nextdoor

MAYOR BROWN, BPD PARTNER WITH NEXTDOOR, THE PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR NEIGHBORHOODS

March 5, 2015  – Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Department detailed a new partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Mayor Brown first announced the partnership at last week’s State of the City Address.
 
“Buffalo is an innovative and resourceful city. Joining Nextdoor is another way to further our efforts in making Buffalo an even better place to live,” said Mayor Brown, noting that Nextdoor is now in over 53,000 neighborhoods across the country. “Giving residents more avenues to easily and effectively connect with city departments, and each other, about the things that matter most to their communities will create a safer, stronger Buffalo.”

Nextdoor Senior Partner Manager Adrian Fine stated, "Nextdoor is proud to partner with Buffalo residents, the City of Buffalo, and the Buffalo Police Department. The entire Nextdoor team congratulates Mayor Brown and Commissioner Derenda for championing this program. They share Nextdoor's mission of building safer and stronger communities."

Led by Mayor Byron Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda, this integration with Nextdoor will enable the Mayor’s Office and the Buffalo Police Department to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of Buffalo residents. This announcement marks the first partnership with Nextdoor in the greater Buffalo area. The Buffalo Police Department and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch. Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Buffalo residents. So far, 2,000 citizens, representing 30 of the 40 identified neighborhoods in Buffalo, have signed up for Nextdoor.

With Nextdoor, Buffalo residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets. The City will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, free events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city. 

“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our Buffalo communities,” said Commissioner Derenda. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.”

Nextdoor is free for residents and the City. Each Buffalo neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the City will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.

All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.