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“We’re excited to have the Glendale Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up to date on local crime and safety information,”

The Glendale Police Department has joined Ring’s Neighbors app.

The free digital phone application will serve as another channel for the police department to communicate with its community, providing real-time, local crime and safety information.

Residents can text “glendaleaz” to 555-888 to download the app for free on iOS and Android. The app can be used to join a “neighborhood,” share crime- and safety-related videos as well as photos and text-based posts, and receive real-time safety alerts from neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

The program “creates a great opportunity for the Glendale Police Department and the community to improve real-time communication regarding crime,” said Colby Brandt, Glendale Police administrative services commander.

“Ring has provided the means for the community to interact and share valuable tips and evidence anonymously to help keep our neighborhoods safe. The more residents download and use the app, the more vital information will be made available to our department so that we can continue to enhance community safety.”

The network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries and keeping neighborhoods safe.

“We’re excited to have the Glendale Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up to date on local crime and safety information,” said Jamie Siminoff, chief inventor and founder of Ring.

“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.

“Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost.

“By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Glendale community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

For more information visit ring.com/neighbors.

How it works

• Text “glendaleaz” to 555-888 or visit download.ring.com/glendale from a smartphone to download the app for free on iOS and Android

• Opt in to join a 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 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