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Bartlett Police Join Neighbors by Ring App

Post Date:08/16/2019 8:37 AM

Bartlett Police Department recently joined the Neighbors by Ring app to help residents get real-time crime notifications directly to their smartphones and make the community safer. It also will allow police to see posts that residents voluntarily share on the Neighbors app.

Neighbors is an app launched by Ring, Amazon's smart-doorbell company. It's free to download and use, and lets people share, view and comment on crime and security information in their communities. Most of the posts are video clips shot by Ring video doorbells and security cameras.

This new crime reduction strategy has been instrumental in catching package thieves, deterring criminal activity and keeping neighborhoods safe in other communities. By using this app, Bartlett Police does not have access to your Ring doorbell or security camera devices. Residents are in complete control of their devices and can decide whether they want to share any video footage or other information with the police department.

Residents can text ‘bartlettil’ to 555888 to download the free Neighbors by Ring app on their iOS or Android smartphones or other electronic devices. The app is available to download and use even if residents do not own a Ring doorbell or security camera.  

The Neighbors by Ring app is not a primary reporting tool nor is it monitored by Bartlett Police 24/7. It is important that you continue to call 9-1-1 for emergencies, to request police assistance or to report criminal activity.