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Garner PD Announces New Partnership with Ring App

Post Date:09/17/2019 6:28 PM

Video roundup of news conference on new partnership:

The Garner Police Department is pleased to announce that it is now partnering with the Ring Neighbors App. This technology will help residents become more of the eyes and ears in preventing and solving crime in our community—a virtual community watch.

The app allows neighbors to share video of suspicious persons, suspected criminals and other crime-related events with other members of the community connected to the Ring app. The technology has already helped to solve a local crime. 

“We are excited to have this available to the Garner community,” said Chief Brandon Zuidema. “Our efforts to keep Garner a Great Place To Be depend on a strong partnership with the citizens. This capability has already proven to be a great benefit in that effort.”   

Anyone can download the app and communicate with the Police Department as well as other Garner residents. Once a user creates an account, he or she may also upload and share video from any commercially available security camera or doorbell, regardless of who makes and sells it. 

The feature that is a great benefit to law enforcement is the ability to request video that could be beneficial to cases they are investigating. Users of the app will receive an email from the Garner Police Department detailing the reason for the request. The community members may choose to share the video or decline to share it; the choice is always the user’s decision.

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