YPSO Introduces Nextdoor to Encourage ‘Virtual Neighborhood Watch’

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ypso lightsThe York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new social network for neighborhoods to build community and promote public safety.

Nextdoor is a free service that allows residents to share announcements, such as event dates and lost pet notices, as well as safety tips with their neighbors on a private, personalized website.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office will be able to share information and crime alerts that affect Nextdoor neighborhoods, allowing residents and law enforcement officials to collaboratively “increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch,” according to a press release.

“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within our York County and Poquoson communities,” said Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs in a statement. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.”

Although sheriff’s deputies will be able to post information on Nextdoor sites, they will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information or content.

Residents interested in joining their neighborhood’s site can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. The following York and Poquoson neighborhoods have Nextdoor sites, according to the release:

  • Bethel Manor
  • Bunting Lane
  • Burnt Bridge Run
  • Country Club Acres
  • Coventry
  • Creekside Landing
  • Dandy
  • Ellis Drive
  • Four Seasons
  • Glenn Laurel
  • Grafton
  • Grafton Woods
  • Harwood Mill
  • Kiln Creek
  • King’s Villa
  • Lafayette Drive
  • Marlbank Farm
  • Overlook Point
  • Poquoson Place
  • Quarterpath
  • Queens Lake
  • Queens Wood
  • Rainbrook Way
  • Riverwalk
  • Running Man
  • Scotch Toms Woods
  • Seaford
  • Ship Point and Railway
  • Skimino Hills
  • Skimino Williamsburg
  • Tabb Lakes
  • Temple Farms
  • Willow Lakes
  • Wolftrap Estates
  • Wood Towne Quarters
  • Woodlake Crossing
  • Woods of Tabb
  • York Meadows
  • Yorkshire Downs