On Monday December 16, 2013, at 1pm, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Austin will be announcing that they are launching Nextdoor.com, at the Austin City Media Room, first Floor, 301 W. 2nd Street, Austin. Nextdoor will help facilitate a virtual neighborhood watch for neighborhoods. Nextdoor is free for Austin area residents, the City of Austin, and the Sheriff’s Office. Nearly 500 neighborhoods in the greater Austin area are currently using Nextdoor to get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations. The Sheriff’s Office and the City of Austin will use Nextdoor to share important safety updates, emergency notifications, news, as well as information about services and programs.Mayor Lee Leffingwell; Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo; Sheriff Greg Hamilton; Nextdoor Co-Founder and CEO Nirav Tolia; Austin Nextdoor Members will all speak about the program and how it will help Travis County neighborhoods.

Roger Wade
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Office 512-854-4986
Pager 512-935-1162

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