The City of Summit and Summit Police Department are announcing a joint partnership with Nextdoor, a free social network for Summit residents. Members are able to communicate with their neighbors about important, timely, community issues.
This non-emergency social network can be used by Summit residents to share information about neighborhood events and occurrences such as power outages and road closures. It is also a useful way to receive updates and general information from both the City of Summit and Summit Police Department. “We want to give residents a choice of how they get information from the City of Summit,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “Nextdoor is an excellent way for neighbors and community members to obtain and share information about ideas and issues that are important to them.”
The Summit Police Department will have its own Nextdoor account to deal with specific non-emergency issues related to police activity but will be closely aligned with the City of Summit Nextdoor page.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Nextdoor to provide citizens with updates and non-emergency information,” reports Police Chief Robert K. Weck. “Our Department continues to look for new ways for technology to strengthen relationships with community members. Nextdoor will enable the Police Department to not only share information with residents but to also hear from them. It will be a useful resource.”
Members of the Summit Police Department and City of Summit will be at National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2 on the Village Green to introduce Nextdoor to the Summit community. Citizens are invited to stop by the Summit Police table to learn more about Nextdoor and create a free account.
To create an account and get started with Nextdoor please visit www.nextdoor.com. For more information please visit www.cityofsummit.org or contact the Summit Police Department at 908-273-0051.