Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond announce that the Hammond Police Department is among the first law enforcement agencies in the State of Indiana to join the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here) to provide Hammond residents with real-time neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in keeping neighborhoods safe.
“The Neighbors app and the city’s ongoing partnership with Ring is another effort by my administration to keep Hammond at the forefront of technology to ensure the safety of our residents. This app will provide the police department an additional method of communication within our neighborhoods and will allow our residents to keep their neighbors and our police up to date on what is happening in their part of the city,” said Mayor McDermott.
Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. We’re excited to have the Hammond Police Department join Neighbors and applaud City leadership for utilizing this free and effective tool to engage residents with up-to-date local crime and safety information while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost.”
How It Works
- Download the Neighbors app on iOS and Android here or by texting ‘‘hammondpd’ to 555888 from your smartphone.
- Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
- Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
- Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
- View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
- Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
- Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.
About the Hammond Police Department
Being a law enforcement leader in Indiana, Hammond PD is always on the cutting edge of the latest advances in technology and investigative tools. Their mission is clear: Protect and Defend. By partnering with Ring, Hammond Police are enhancing their toolbox to uphold that mission.
Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Download the free Neighbors app (iOS/Android), join your neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. Download Neighbors (iOS/Android) today to join your digital neighborhood watch. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. In fact, other cities saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.