The Natchitoches Police Department has joined the Neighbors by Ring app to provide its citizens with real time local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network has millions of users and has been used in catching package thieves, preventing burglaries and keeping communities safe.
How It Works
- Download the Neighbors by Ring app. Visit the app store to download on any iOS or Android device for free.
- Opt-in to join your neighborhood
- Customize the geographic area to your neighborhood (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods)
- Receive real time alerts from your neighbors and the Natchitoches Police Department of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
- View neighborhood crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
- Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device around your home.
The Natchitoches Police Department CANNOT see the owner’s name, recorded video or view the camera’s live feed. If a crime were to happen in a certain area the Natchitoches Police Department can identify the cameras nearby and send a message for the owner to check their recordings. If a video is identified that can be helpful the resident can choose to share the recording with the Natchitoches Police Department and remain anonymous.
- Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real time neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors app can be used to monitor neighborhood activity and to view photos and to share crime and safety related videos. For more information about Neighbors please visit http://www.ring .com/neighbors.
If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.