Chief Frank Adderly and WPBPD announce a partnership with the Ring Neighbor's Portal.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (October 2, 2019) --
Chief Frank Adderley and the West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) announce the department’s partnership with the Ring Neighbors portal. The Ring Neighbors portal is an extension of the Ring Neighbors app. The portal allows law enforcement to engage with the community.
WPBPD may now post important information about crime and safety events and alerts in our neighborhoods. The agency may now view and comment on public posts as a verified law enforcement officer. WPBPD may also ask for help on active investigations by submitting requests for video records.
“The Neighbors portal will help us to share important crime and safety information to keep residents informed,” said Chief Adderley. “Residents using the Ring app can share any non-emergency information that they think will help make our community even safer. We look forward to adding the portal to our Real Time Crime Center and to fulfilling our commitment to our residents of reducing crime.”
The Neighbors app is free for all users. Users are not required to own a Ring device to use the app. The app allows users to share crime and safety information with their neighbors in the form of video, photos or text. Users may choose to upload and share videos from any home surveillance system. Moderators actively review all posts to ensure they are crime and safety related.
“There are many positive examples of Neighbors users and law enforcement working together to reduce crime in neighborhoods,” said Sgt. Dave Lefont. “We believe that by adopting the latest in technologies and by working together with our community, we can make a positive difference for our residents.”
The Neighbors Portal is limits the information that law enforcement can access, so that users’ privacy is protected. Law enforcement will not be able to see the location of a house and/or camera through the Neighbors Portal. Law enforcement is never given access to users’ cameras or devices through the Neighbors Portal or by Ring. While law enforcement knows that users posting content reside within their jurisdiction, law enforcement cannot see or access user account information. For additional information about how law enforcement uses the Neighbors Portal, please visit: https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360031595491-How-Law-Enforcement-Uses-the-Neighbors-App
For more information, please contact Sergeant David Lefont at email@example.com
or (561) 822-1764 (TTY: 800-955-8771).