Mesquite Police Department has developed 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 partnership will enable Mesquite Police Department to communicate with residents and facilitate virtual neighborhood watch. This partnership with Nextdoor gives neighbors an easy way to not only get to know each other, but develop stronger relationships with their local police department. We believe that building trust and constant communication channels will lead to stronger and safer neighborhoods. Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool, both locally in Mesquite as well as nationally, with one-in-four neighborhoods using Nextdoor across the country. with Nextdoor, Mesquite 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 Mesquite Police Department will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, and details about future events and crime watch meetings. Each neighborhood within the City of Mesquite will have 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. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.