Voorhees Police Department is One of the First Agencies in the Country to Use New Polling Feature

  • Voorhees Police Department to Poll Residents on Topics of Importance Via Nextdoor, the Free and Private Social Network for Neighborhoods


    Voorhees, NJ – April 25th, 2016 – The Voorhees Police Department announced today that it is one of the first agencies in the country to use Nextdoor Polls, a new feature from Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods. With Nextdoor Polls, the Voorhees Police Department will be able to poll verified residents of their jurisdiction on topics of importance and analyze the results down to the neighborhood level, all while maintaining members’ privacy.

    The Voorhees Police Department partnered with Nextdoor in November of 2015 to help improve township-wide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. Now it will be using Nextdoor Polls to support the nationwide effort by public agencies to increase transparency and help improve community relations.

    More than 15 neighborhoods in Voorhees, and more than 98,000 neighborhoods across the United States, use Nextdoor to help make their communities stronger and safer. With Nextdoor Polls, the Voorhees Police Department can make sure their residents’ voices are heard. Nextdoor Polls allows the Voorhees Police Department and residents to collaborate on important township-wide issues, develop township-wide programs of interest, and take actionable steps to make their communites even better places to live.

    Over the past several weeks, the Voorhees Police Department has been one of the first agencies in the country to use Nextdoor Polls to better understand residents’ needs and concerns. The Voorhees Police Department found the following via Nextdoor Polls:

    • 55% of residents requested more police vehicles in their neighborhoods to feel safer
    • 38% of residents would attend a National Night Out event in their neighborhood, but would not be able to help organizing it


    “Our police department is committed to serving our residents in a transparent way and making their concerns and feedback a top priority,” said Chief Louis Bordi. “With Nextdoor Polls, we can now directly gather our residents’ feedback and work together to make our community an even better place to call home.”

    Nextdoor is free for residents and public agencies. Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. Public agencies interested in joining Nextdoor can visit nextdoor.com/agency to get started. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.


    Questions regarding this release can be directed to Sergeant Bill Walsh at 856-882-1104 or wwalsh@vtpd.com.


    Contact: Captain Carmen Del Palazzo PIO

    Telephone: 856-882-1134

    Email: cdelpalazzo@vtpd.com




    Posted on April 25, 2016 by William Walsh