Police Department Joins Neighbors App by Ring

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Provided by Prince William County Police

The Police Department is pleased to join other law enforcement agencies across the nation in partnering with the Neighbors app by Ring. This new effort is part of the Department’s continued commitment to working with members of our community to deter and solve crime in our neighborhoods.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the free Neighbors app and use it to share images, videos and information about crime and safety related incidents in real time. Prince William County can now join the conversation and use information shared to aid investigators in identifying suspects and directing patrols to necessary areas in order to deter crimes.

The Neighbors app by Ring is a way to provide real time crime and safety information to our community. Ring launched the Neighbors app in May 2018 as a free way for community members and local law enforcement to share real-time local crime and safety information whether they own a Ring device or not. The Neighbors app network has millions of users across the nation and has already been proven in other jurisdictions to catch package thieves, stop burglaries, and keep neighborhoods safe.

Prince William County residents can click  download.ring.com/princewilliam or text “PWC” to 555888 or from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android. Once the app is downloaded, residents can opt-in to their digital neighborhood and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive regional safety alerts. Police can only view content publicly posted by users to the app or those shared directly in response to a specific request from law enforcement. Tips shared are anonymous unless residents choose to identity themselves.

This app is not meant to replace 911 or traditional reporting. If residents have an emergency, they should call 911. If a report needs to be filed, residents can call the non-emergency number, 703-792-6500.

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