BERKELEY – Berkeley Township Police Department is following along with some other local municipalities by joining the Neighbors app by Ring. The app will provide Berkeley residents with real-time, local crime and safety information.
The Neighbors app has already been a helpful tool in catching thieves and keeping neighborhoods safe, accruing millions of users throughout various communities. Residents can use the app to monitor neighborhood activity, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text posts, and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
The app is free and can be downloaded at ring.com/neighbors.
“We are proud to partner with Ring in our continued effort to keep our community protected,” said Mayor Amato and Chief DiMichele. “It is our belief that positive citizen and Police interaction is essential in combating crime and is crucial to making Berkeley Township a safer community.”
Here’s how it works. First, you must download the Neighbors app at download.ring.com/Berkeley or by texting Berkeleytownship to 555888. Then, opt-in to join your neighborhood. You can customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for, so Berkeley residents can focus in on Berkeley Township.
Once you’re in, you’ll be able to receive real-time alerts that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen, view local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map, and share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
“We’re excited to have the Berkeley Township Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. 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. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Berkeley community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen,” said Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring.