Boca Raton Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime

Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-From Boca Raton Police, PIO Mark Economou

‘Neighbors’ aims to reduce crime in communities by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.

Boca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Police Service Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the city of Boca Raton community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Residents can text ‘bocaratonfl’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

Boca Raton Police Chief, Dan Alexander, said: “The Neighbors platform is another important tool for protecting our community and fighting crime,” said Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander. “By giving us access to real-time data, we can better zero in on information that could help identify and arrest suspects.”

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring said, “We’re excited to have the Boca Raton 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 city of Boca Raton community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

How It Works
•    Text ‘bocaratonfl’ to 555-888 or click here: https://download.ring.com/bocaraton from your
smartphone to download the app for free on iOS and Android.
•    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 Boca Raton Police
The Boca Raton Police Services Department is a municipal law enforcement agency made up of 216 law enforcement officers and 107 civilian employees. The Department is responsible for patrolling an area of 29.6 square miles and a population of approximately 99,000 residents. The Department is divided into two divisions. The Field Services Division handles functions such as road patrol, investigations, and crime scene. The Community Services Division is responsible for functions to include traffic, motor, and marine patrols, 9-1-1 dispatching, records, professional standards, and other administrative functions. The Department has been accredited with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) since 1997.

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: view 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. 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 with its suite of home security products and services. The Ring product line, along with the Ring Neighbors app, enable Ring to offer affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security in a way no other company has before. In fact, two Newark, NJ neighborhoods saw an over 50 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Video Doorbells and Spotlight Cams were installed on 11% of homes in the communities from April-July 2018 when compared to the same time period in 2017. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

Mark Economou  |  Public Information Manager

Boca Raton Police Department
100 NW 2nd Avenue • Boca Raton, FL 33432

P  561-338-1374   | meconomou@myboca.us

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