Fargo Police’s Virtual Neighborhood Watch

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Fargo Police hope to build stronger and safer communities through “Nextdoor”.

KVRR tells you about the free app allowing private social networking for neighborhoods.

With just the touch of a finger, you can keep up with what’s going on in your neighborhood.

South Pointe Apartment Resident Donn Groth says, “There is a connection to these people and you can learn and grow all together.”

Nextdoor is a free app that gives the term “neighborhood watch” a new meaning.

Jessica Schindeldecker says, “We found that neighbors who know each other and who are invested in their neighborhoods were more likely to look after each other.”

The app is geographically specific to your area and gives you a safe, private and convenient way to engage in open conversation with each other and police.

The Fargo Police Crime Prevention Officer says, “We’re hoping that we are going to be able to provide a lot of useful information to people whether it’s about crime alerts, crime tips or crime prevention or events we’re having too as well.”

Signing up for Nextdoor is quick and easy.

Schindeldecker says, “We just hope that the people, citizens and the residents of Fargo see how valuable this tool can be for them.”

In a time when we live busy lives, Groth says the app helps start conversations.

Groth says, “This is just a great connection because there’s a lot of people that you wouldn’t have interaction with.”

The Nextdoor app is currently available for both apple and android.