News Story


Moorpark - New Neighborhood Watch / Nextdoor Signs in City
11/9/2016 2:02:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

The Moorpark Police Department and the City of Moorpark Post New Nextdoor Neighborhood Watch Signs Throughout the City



City of Moorpark

Date & Time:

November 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Moorpark Police Beat Coordinator



In April 2016, in an effort to facilitate a virtual Neighborhood Watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the Moorpark Police Department partnered with Nextdoor (   Nextdoor enables the Moorpark Police Department to notify thousands of residents at once about crime trends, crime prevention, emergency situations, safety tips, community events, along with any other topics pertaining to crime and safety.  Also, residents are able to use Nextdoor to private message the Beat Coordinator with any concerns or questions.

When the Moorpark Police Department first joined Nextdoor, there were just over 1900 Moorpark households already using the website.  To date, there are over 4100 Moorpark households signed on to Nextdoor.  Ideally, the Moorpark Police Department would like to see every household in Moorpark participate. 


The Moorpark Police Department noticed partnerships with community members started to form and strengthen at an increased rate once Moorpark PD became involved with Nextdoor.  In response, the Moorpark Police Department designed a Nextdoor Neighborhood Watch sign to replace old, faded Neighborhood Watch signs posted throughout the city.  The Moorpark Police Department was able to purchase several new signs to be posted in Moorpark neighborhoods.  Moorpark Public Works crews are working hard to post the new signs in pre-designated areas.    


The Moorpark Police Department uses several social media tools to communicate critical information to the community.  Nixle, Twitter and VC Alert are our primary tools used to disseminate information. Nextdoor serves as an additional social media outreach to the residents of Moorpark. 

If you are interested in joining Nextdoor, visit their website at and enter your home address. If Nextdoor is already launched in your area, you can immediately sign up. If your neighborhood has not yet been established, set up your neighborhood and encourage neighbors to join. Please join us on Nextdoor and follow the Moorpark Police Department on Twitter @MoorparkSheriff.

For Moorpark Police Department Neighborhood Watch questions, or to request an invite to join Nextdoor, please contact Senior Deputy Becky Purnell at (805) 299-1504 or


Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Becky Purnell


News Release Date:

November 8, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Becky Purnell

(805) 299-1504



Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).