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Discovering Misconceptions About What Can and Can't Be Seen on Your Neighborhood Page

Post Date:05/01/2018 8:56 am
Social Media thumbnailThere's no doubt - Social Media is one of the primary ways we all communicate; sharing information about our lives - celebrations and tearful times, places we travel, milestones for our kids, our political and social values, and more.

From time to time, Hillsboro Police will post events like our Drug Turn-In or Shred Event, or provide some crime prevention tips on Nextdoor.  However, we recently learned that some Hillsboro residents and users of Nextdoor are under the assumption that because we – The City of Hillsboro and Police Department - can post information, that it means we can see the information neighbors are sharing, including information about suspicious activity and/or crimes.  Please know that is NOT the case.  The only correspondence any of us from the City of Hillsboro can see is if a resident responds directly to something we have posted.

So, while we encourage you to share the occurrence of crimes and suspicious activity with your neighbors, please first and foremost, always use your phone to call non-emergency (503-629-0111) or 9-1-1 to report.  Nextdoor should not be used to request police response to an incident.
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