(WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency have announced their partnership with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods.
The partnership makes Massachusetts the first state to have both its state police and emergency management agency on Nextdoor. It is designed to improve statewide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
“We strive to communicate with the citizens we serve through a variety of methods, including reaching out to them in a variety of social media forums,” said Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. “We need to reach people where they live their lives, and our social media platforms, including this one, allow us to provide important public safety information directly to our communities.”
There are more than 2,400 Massachusetts neighborhoods connected on Nextdoor, including several neighborhoods in western Massachusetts.
It’s free and can be used to share information with neighbors including public safety issues, community events and activities, local services and lost pets.