City Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Networks for Neighborhoods

The City of Minneapolis announced in June that it will be partnering with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

The integration with Nextdoor will enable the City of Minneapolis, including the Minneapolis Police Department, the Minneapolis Fire Department, and other City departments to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of Minneapolis residents. Specifically, the Minneapolis Police Department and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.

Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Minneapolis residents. Most Minneapolis neighborhoods already use Nextdoor, representing 95 percent of the City.

With Nextdoor, Minneapolis 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 City will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, free events, and safety notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city. 

Nextdoor is a free tool for residents and the City. Each Minneapolis neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the City will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content. 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/minneapolis and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.