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Posted on: January 7, 2019

BAPD first agency in state to join ‘Neighbors’ by Ring

Neighbors by Ring

The Broken Arrow Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in Oklahoma to join the free Neighbors app to provide the Broken Arrow community with real-time, local crime and safety information. Dozens of agencies have launched similar partnerships with the Neighbors network which 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 real-time safety alerts from neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

“The Broken Arrow Police Department is excited to enter into this partnership with the Neighbors app by Ring, said Patrick DuFriend, captain of BAPD's Criminal Investigations Division. "We are certain it will enhance our ability to provide quality service to our citizens.”

“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," said Jamie Siminoff, chief inventor and founder of Ring. "We’re excited to have the Broken Arrow Police Department join Neighbors and applaud their leadership in utilizing this free and effective tool to engage residents with up-to-date local crime and safety information while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost.” 

How It Works 

  • Download the Neighbors app via iOS and Android at https://download.ring.com/brokenarrow
  • 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. 

About Broken Arrow Police Department: 

The Broken Arrow Police Department consistently strives to serve its residents by proactively addressing crime, preserving the peace, protecting life and property, and will remain committed to establishing partnerships within the community to focus on concerns and solve problems with fairness, integrity, and professionalism. 

About Neighbors 

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 real-time 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

About Ring 

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. In fact, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

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