Mount Pleasant, SC – October 3, 2014 – The Mount Pleasant Police Department announced today
a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for
neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.
This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Mount Pleasant Police Department to communicate
online with Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. Residents and Mount Pleasant Police will be able to
work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.
“This partnership with Nextdoor gives neighbors an easy way to not only get to know each other,
but develop a stronger relationship with our police department “said Inspector Chip Googe. “We
believe that building trust and constant communication channels will lead to stronger and safer
Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool, both locally in Mount Pleasant as
well as nationally, with one-in-four neighborhoods using Nextdoor across the country.
With Nextdoor, Mount Pleasant residents can create private neighborhood websites to share
information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local
services, and even lost pets.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor
members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips,
details for events and crime watch meetings, and updates on activity affecting the local area to
Nextdoor websites within Mount Pleasant. However, the Mount Pleasant Police Department will
not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Mount Pleasant Police. Each Mount Pleasant neighborhood
has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that
neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. All members
must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on
Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.
“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining,
but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our Mount Pleasant communities,”
said Inspector Googe. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities
safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.”