The Raytown Police Department recently announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Raytown 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.

Residents can text ‘raytownmo’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

Chief Randy Hudspeth says “We are excited to add this technology to our operations. We believe it will provide an effective means for citizens to communicate with each other, as well as the Police Department, and improve community safety.”

Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and Founder of Ring, said: “We’re excited to have the Raytown 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 Raytown community can stay on top of crime and safety alerts as they happen.”

How It Works

Text ‘raytownmo’ to 555-888 or click here: from your smartphone to download the app for free on iOS and Android.

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.

The mission of the Raytown Police Dept. is to provide and maintain a safe community by developing strong community partnerships and serving with professionalism, trust, and integrity.

The Raytown Police Department, under the guidance of Chief Randy Hudspeth, is responsible for the safety and well-being of over thirty thousand residents within a ten and one-half mile area.