Killeen Police Department is announcing its participation in ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information.
Neighbors aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.
On Monday, September 24, 2018, the Killeen Police Department announced its participation in the Neighbors app (via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/killeenpd) to provide the Killeen community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.
Download the free Neighbors app, join your neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Killeen Police Department join Neighbors to keep their community up-to-date on local crime and safety information. Over the past few years we have learned that, when neighbors, the Ring team and law enforcement all work together, we can create safer communities. Neighbors is meant to facilitate real-time communication between these groups, while maintaining neighbor privacy first and foremost. By bringing security to every neighbor with the free Neighbors app, the Killeen community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”
How It Works
- Download the Neighbors app (via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/killeenpd).
- Opt-in to join your neighborhood.
- Customize the geographic area you want to receive notifications for (users must verify where they are located and cannot participate in other neighborhoods).
- Receive real-time alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team that inform of crime and safety alerts as they happen.
- View local crime and safety posts via a live feed or interactive map.
- Share text updates, photos and videos taken on any device, including Ring’s home security devices.
- Work with your community to make neighborhoods safer.
Neighbors is a neighborhood watch app that provides real-time, local crime and safety information. Download the free Neighbors app (iOS/Android), join your neighborhood, and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from your neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team. Download Neighbors (iOS/Android) today to join your digital neighborhood watch. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.
Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities. Ring is an Amazon company. The Ring product line, along with Neighbors by Ring, enable Ring to offer affordable, whole-home and neighborhood security devices and services. In fact, one Los Angeles neighborhood saw a 55 percent decrease in home break-ins after Ring Doorbells were installed on just ten percent of homes. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.
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Public Relations Coordinator, Neighbors by Ring
UPDATE – September 1, 2018
On Friday, August 31, 2018, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, and 29 year-old Mario Martin of Killeen was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant and one count of Evading Arrest in a Vehicle.
On Saturday, September 01, 2018, Justice of the Peace Donald Engleking arraigned Mario Martin, setting his bond totaling $600,000. Martin is currently in the custody of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, at approximately 3:52 p.m., Killeen Police were involved in a pursuit near the Cantabrian area after the driver of a black SUV refused to stop. The driver led officers on Elms Road when the driver entered the intersection of Fort Hood Street and Elms Road and collided into a black SUV. The suspect driver then rammed his vehicle into a police cruiser forcing the officer to discharge his weapon. The suspect received a gunshot wound from the shooting and was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.
The Killeen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and Texas Rangers responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing, being led by the Rangers.
Any further requests for information surrounding this incident can be directed to Sgt. David Roberts with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Killeen Police Department