Pine District Update for September 24, 2013
Department Hopes to Strengthen Community Partnerships
with a Social Network Site
Awareness and the collaboration of concerned residents has long been the key to safe neighborhoods. This concept has made Block Watch successful and now new technology is helping to make communication between neighbors even easier.
Several Peoria neighborhoods have found success in communicating through the site Nextdoor.com about everything affecting their communities, from upcoming garage sales to suspicious activity. In fact, roughly one-fifth of the communication on Nextdoor’s network is safety related.
The Peoria Police Department will be hosting a workgroup on October 5th from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. for communities not currently using the network. Representatives from communities successfully using Nextdoor.com will be sharing their insight in hopes that other areas in the city can also benefit from the site.
Nextdoor.com is a private social network aimed at connecting people in neighborhoods. Each post is kept within the specifically drawn neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods. This keeps the information pertinent to the people involved and lets neighbors share what is useful to one another.
Seating for the workgroup is limited, if you are interested in attending you are asked to RSVP to Sarah.Stritar-Tillson@peoriaaz.gov by October 2nd.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9:00- 11:00 a.m.
Peoria Safety Administration Building
8351 W. Cinnabar Ave
Peoria Room (2nd Floor)