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    Nextdoor.com (August 2014)

    Unincorporated Jefferson County Residents Can Now Connect Online with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Via Nextdoor.com

    As of July 2014, 108 neighborhoods in unincorporated Jefferson County are already using Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the first private social network for neighborhoods, and now the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has adopted the platform to communicate directly with residents. This new partnership will improve countywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications and help all of us build safer communities across the county.

    On Nextdoor neighbors can get to know one another and exchange local advice and recommendations. Unincorporated Jefferson County residents will also be able to work with the Sheriff’s Office to improve safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch efforts.

    Tens of thousands of neighbors across the country are already using Nextdoor to:

    • Find trustworthy local resources, such as babysitters, plumbers, and dentists
    • Communicate with neighbors and the Sheriff’s Office about suspicious activity and safety concerns 
    • Organize neighborhood events, such as garage sales and block parties
    • Get assistance in finding lost pets and missing packages
    • Sell or give away items, like an old kitchen table or bike

    Nextdoor was specifically designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood or found on search engines.

    Please join your neighbors and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in building a stronger, safer Jefferson County today at www.nextdoor.com.

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    Amber Luttrell
    Community Relations Manager

    August 20, 2014

    Last Updated: 4-7-2016