November 2, 2022
Neighbors App Allows the Department to View, Post, and Respond to Crime and Safety Posts
The NYPD today has announced its participation in Neighbors, a free app developed as a part of the Ring system that facilitates interaction between law enforcement and the public.
The collaboration between Ring and the NYPD will commence citywide in the coming week.
While the NYPD will not monitor the app around the clock, it will have the capacity to view, post and respond to crime- and safety-related information posted publicly by the users of the app. Those posts will appear on a map and a timeline, with or without accompanying photos or video. The NYPD will also be able to proactively post notifications to the public, and to seek the public’s help with active police matters, through the app’s “Request for Assistance” feature.
"The ability to interact online with New Yorkers – often in real time – adds to the comprehensive crime-fighting strategies already employed by the NYPD in its relentless efforts to keep our city and everyone in it safe," said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. "True public safety is a shared responsibility, and this tool stands to further advance the collective work of our police and all the people we serve toward reaching that worthy ideal."