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Neighborhood Alliance a Part of OKC’s Social Media Expansion with Nextdoor

Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods can now connect to City government and receive news and information through Nextdoor, a social media network for neighborhoods.

More than 200 neighborhoods in Oklahoma City use Nextdoor, a free and private social media network. Now, with the City’s new Nextdoor profile, residents and neighborhoods on the network can receive news, services, programs, events, emergency notifications and other information available from the City, including the Police Department and Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma (NACOK).

“Nextdoor provides more avenues for our residents to easily and effectively connect with City departments and each other about issues that matter in their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “Residents and the Oklahoma City Police Department can also use Nextdoor to work together to enhance neighborhood safety.”

The City and NACOK will not have access to neighborhoods’ Nextdoor websites, contact information or content to maintain user privacy. However, Nextdoor users can access a full range of information based on posts from the City.

“The Police Department is excited about the use of Nextdoor in our City. It is important for us to stay engaged with our community on a daily basis as well as continue to use new social media methods to reach our public,” said Police Chief Bill Citty. “ Nextdoor accomplishes both of these goals, while at the same time providing important information to specific neighborhoods to help keep people safe.”

Nextdoor is free for residents and the City. Residents interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor site can visit www.nextdoor.com.

The City manages more than 50 social media profiles on websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and now Nextdoor. Find a complete list at www.okc.gov/engage.

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