The LWWCL today launched a second neighborhood networking web site at lakewhitehurstwest.nextdoor.com. The new site allows residents of our neighborhoods to privately communicate in a secure environment with each other and the Norfolk Police Department about crime and safety issues. All Norfolk communities that are members of Nextdoor.com are now being monitored by the Norfolk PD in an effort to facilitate communications between the police and residents.
The civic league web site at LakeWhitehurstWest.com will be maintained and remain active as a public place to share and post items. residents are also encouraged to utilize the civic league’s Facebook page to post items of interest and concern for all residents to see.
Residents of our neighborhoods are encouraged to join Nextdoor free of charge by creating an account at lakewhitehurstwest.nextdoor.com. The site requires that we have a minimum of 30 active members within 21 days in order for the web site to remain active, so JOIN TODAY!
Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith released this statement on November 12:
“Hello, my name is Chief Goldsmith, and I am pleased to announce that, starting November 12, the Norfolk Police Department will be utilizing Nextdoor in an effort to facilitate virtual neighborhood watch and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
“Nextdoor is a tool for us to effectively share crime prevention and safety updates, free events, and emergency notifications. You can expect to receive hyperlocal crime and safety updates from the Norfolk Police Department on Nextdoor, but your Nextdoor website is still kept private to only those who live in the neighborhood and who have a verified address. Messages from the police department will be filtered in the “City Agency” tab on the left hand navigation bar.
“Please be aware that Nextdoor is not the appropriate way to request emergency services, police services, report criminal or suspicious activity, file a report, etc. If you require emergency services, please call 911.
“We look forward to using Nextdoor to build stronger, safer neighborhoods throughout Norfolk.”
Chief Goldsmith will be the speaker at our November 17 meeting.