Ring Neighbors' Community Guidelines

Welcome to Neighbors.

Neighbors is a place to share, discuss and raise awareness about crime and safety-related activity in your community.

We believe that when communities work together, we create safer neighborhoods. 

Have something to share? Here is what you should report to your neighborhood:

  • Criminal Activity
    • Criminal activity involving, theft, damage, illegal entry, or violence.
  • Unexpected Activity
    • Unexpected or unusual behavior of individuals that is cause for concern.
  • Safety
    • Discussion of potentially dangerous incidents or activity.
  • Lost Pets
    • Missing and found pet family members.
  • Neighborly Moments

    An act of kindness from someone in the community

Please make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Help your neighborhood stay on-topic. Neighbors is a place to post about local crime and safety information that may impact your neighbors. Avoid discussing personal issues, making commercial solicitations, or any topics that are not crime or safety related. 
  • Be detailed. Be sure to provide enough information to allow your neighbors to understand the incident.
    • Provide unique details like clothing. Avoid relying on vague physical characteristics that are shared by many people.
    • Clearly identify who, what, when, where, how, and if applicable, your reasons for suspicion.
  • Be respectful and neighborly. Do not engage in personal attacks or use crude, inappropriate or insulting language. Harassment and bullying are strictly prohibited. 
  • Never engage in hate speech, racial profiling or other forms of prejudice. Personal attributes like race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, sex, gender, age, disability, socioeconomic and veteran status, should never be factors when posting about an unknown person. This also means not referring to a person you are describing solely by their race or calling attention to other personal attributes not relevant to the matter being reported.
  • Do not promote or encourage violence or vigilantism. This includes encouraging people to confront suspects, use force against others, or other dangerous behavior.
  • Do not show disturbing content that is likely to cause others distress. If you're unsure, consider adding a warning to your post.
  • Respect the privacy of others. Do not post personally identifying information, like phone numbers or full names. Do not upload photos, audio or video of individuals or activities where a reasonable person would expect privacy. For example, someone recorded in a bathroom.
  • Do not post content that contains personal information of a child under the age of 13. This includes, but is not limited to: full names, addresses, photos and/or videos that clearly contain a child's image or voice.

By working together, we can make our neighborhoods better places to live for everyone.

If you see anything that doesn't belong on Neighbors, please report it to our team by tapping “...” and selecting “Flag as inappropriate.”

If you would like to learn how to disable the Ring Neighbors app, click here. 

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