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Frankfort Police Department Joins Ring’s Neighbors App

Frankfort, Ind – October 07, 2019 – The Frankfort Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Frankfort 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 download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; 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. This is a free “virtual neighborhood watch” that does not require users to have a doorbell camera but will allow all residents to view publicly posted videos and photos without compromising anyone’s privacy.

According to Chief Troy Bacon, “We are excited to join the Neighbors app. This is another communication tool that we can use to collaborate with the community to problem-solve crime and community issues, share crime-related news, and safety tips.”

Joining the Neighbors app does not grant law enforcement access to cameras or user data. Law enforcement can only view content residents have publicly posted to the Neighbors app or that they have decided to share with law enforcement in response to a specific request.

According to Detective Tommy Dillingham, “By joining the Neighbors app by Ring, the department is joining a community conversation that is already taking place. Residents do not need to own a Ring device or any other home security system in order to download and use the Neighbors app. This is one more way that we can connect with our residence to strengthen and enhance investigations, information sharing, and community partnerships.”

The Neighbors app is available for free on iOS, Android and FireOS devices. For more information about the Neighbors app, visit www.ring.com/neighbors.

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