The Milford Police Department has adopted Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to connect with residents to improve safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch efforts, said police spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten.

The Milford Police Department has adopted Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to connect with residents to improve safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch efforts, said police spokesman Sgt. Robert Masten.
Nextdoor’s mission is to bring back a sense of community to neighborhoods by offering free neighborhood websites designed to foster conversations among neighbors and build stronger, safer communities.
Many Milford neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor, where neighbors create private websites to get to know one another, ask questions and exchange local advice and recommendations.
The Milford Police Department will now be able to share important safety information and emergency notifications to residents on a neighborhood level through Nextdoor.
The Nextdoor websites are designed to make neighbors feel comfortable sharing information with one another. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood.
Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by those outside the neighborhood, including the Milford Police Department, or found on Google or other search engines. The website never shares personal information with third parties.
To learn more about Nextdoor visit www.nextdoor.com.