Dover Police Partners with Nextdoor, the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release:

Dover, MA – Dover Police announced today a partnership with Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents.

This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Dover Police to communicate online with Dover neighborhoods. Residents and Officers will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.

“We have always been invested in tapping innovative ways to increase safety for our residents,” said Chief Peter A. McGowan. “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.”

Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool, both locally in Dover as well as nationally, with one-in-four neighborhoods using Nextdoor across the country.

With Nextdoor, Dover 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 Dover Police will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, details for events and crime watch meetings, and updates on activity affecting the local area to Nextdoor websites within Dover. However, the Dover Police will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content.

Nextdoor is free for residents and the Dover Police. Each Dover neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. 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 and enter their address.


Media inquiries may be directed to DPD Media Services. Please do not contact the Emergency Communications Center directly on this matter.

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