News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: June 26, 2019

FMPD Joins “Neighbors by RING” to Reduce Crime and Connect People

Neighbors Tile

The Fort Myers Police Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the City of Fort Myers 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 fortmyersfl 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.

“This program, made possible through the Neighbors app and the Ring team, is an exciting development which allows our city to engage in crime and safety communication in a way that is free, anonymous and user-friendly from any smartphone device,” said Chief Derrick Diggs of the FMPD. “There are already thousands of participants at the local level and millions nationwide and we look forward to participating,” he added.


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


How It Works

  • Text fortmyersfl to 555888 or 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.


About Neighbors

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: view 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. For more information visit www.ring.com/neighbors.


About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of home security products and services. The Ring product line, along with the Ring Neighbors app, enable Ring to offer affordable, complete, proactive home and neighborhood security in a way no other company has before. Ring is an Amazon company. For more information, visit www.ring.com. With Ring, you’re always home.

Neighbors by Ring_Page_1

Neighbors by Ring_Page_2

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

Welcome-New-Staff-FFC-Chicago-1030x687

Six New Officers Join FMPD

Posted on: June 28, 2019
Scam Alert

FMPD Warns of Telephone Scammers

Posted on: June 24, 2019
Identify Me

Car Burglar Identity Sought by FMPD

Posted on: June 20, 2019
Homicide-Investigation-graphic

FMPD Makes Arrest in Homicide Case

Posted on: June 19, 2019
missing-person-graphic

Missing Persons Day

Posted on: June 13, 2019
Investigation-Graphic

FMPD Makes Prostitution Arrests

Posted on: May 29, 2019
Arrested

Gunshots Lead to Drug Arrest

Posted on: May 22, 2019
Scam Alert

New Law Enforcement Phone Scam

Posted on: May 13, 2019
Great Job

FMPD Officers of the Month Awards

Posted on: April 26, 2019
Barbershop Conversations

FMPD to Hold Barber Shop Conversation

Posted on: April 24, 2019
Bank Robbery

FMPD Responds to Bank Robbery

Posted on: April 23, 2019
missing-person-graphic

Fort Myers Police Seek Missing Person

Posted on: April 23, 2019
Arrested

FMPD Files Charges in Murder Case

Posted on: April 17, 2019
Arrested

Arrest Made in Fowler Street Shooting

Posted on: April 11, 2019
missing-person-graphic

FMPD Searching for Missing Person

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Congratulations

FMPD Officers of the Month

Posted on: March 28, 2019
Special Event

FMPD 2nd Silent Auction for C.O.A.C.H

Posted on: March 11, 2019
Congratulations

FMPD Swears-in Ten New Officers

Posted on: March 4, 2019
Extra Extra

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Substation

Posted on: February 26, 2019
Arrested

Arrest made in Purse Snatching Robberies

Posted on: February 26, 2019
Arrested

Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

Posted on: February 22, 2019
PACE presentation 2019

FMPD Supports the PACE Center for Girls

Posted on: February 19, 2019
Congratulations on Promotion

FMPD Holds Promotion Ceremony

Posted on: January 25, 2019
Homicide-Investigation-graphic

FMPD Makes Homicide Arrest

Posted on: January 21, 2019
Burlington 2 females12-16-18

FMPD Seeks Two Female Shoplifters

Posted on: January 8, 2019
Arrested

FMPD Responds to Fights at Fly Lounge

Posted on: January 7, 2019
Portillio, Marvin Hernan

FMPD makes Video Voyeur Arrest

Posted on: January 7, 2019
Washington, Terris Devon

Fake Credit Cards Confiscated by FMPD

Posted on: December 14, 2018
Homicide-Investigation-graphic

FMPD Investigating Bassie Court Shooting

Posted on: December 13, 2018
Sugar_Bert_Team

Fort Myers PAL Boxers Continue Winning

Posted on: November 30, 2018
Lewis Ladson

FMPD Apprehends Alhambra Drive Burglar

Posted on: November 20, 2018
Shooting Splash Image

“Man Arrested For Attempted Murder”

Posted on: November 20, 2018
rotc

Junior ROTC Runners make Donation to FMPD

Posted on: November 19, 2018
Burlington_Female_suspect2

FMPD Seeks ID of Burlington Thief

Posted on: October 29, 2018
Debit Card Thief

Identity Sought for Debit Card Thief

Posted on: October 18, 2018
thumbnail

FMPD Releases Picture of Suspect Vehicle

Posted on: October 12, 2018
Homicide-Investigation-graphic

FMPD Seeks Public Assistance

Posted on: October 11, 2018
Thornton

FMPD Update on Homicide Suspects

Posted on: September 24, 2018
Crash Arrests

FMPD Makes Three Arrests after Traffic Stop

Posted on: September 21, 2018
Persons of interest

FMPD Seeks Tips in Homicide Investigation

Posted on: September 20, 2018
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

UPDATE - Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Posted on: July 28, 2018
Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller Fund

Posted on: July 23, 2018