The Joliet Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors  app by Ring to provide the city of Joliet 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 ‘jolietpd’ 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.