February 27, 2020  |  10:37 am

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is announcing its partnership with the Neighbors by Ring App, which will pair traditional law enforcement techniques with today’s technology to help solve crimes.

The Neighbors by Ring App platform is a way for anyone, whether or not they own a Ring device or another home security system, to share and receive photos, videos and real-time crime and safety information with their neighbors and local law enforcement.

The partnership is free to the agency and to users, who can download the App onto their smartphones and devices.

Sheriff Randy Smith is excited for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to partner with the Neighbors by Ring App to further enhance the working relationship the agency already has with the community.

The Neighbors by Ring App increases deputies’ ability to work with the community through increased utilization of social media, instant communication, and an expedited canvassing process to obtain video.

While the App is not monitored by law enforcement 24/7, this partnership now allows STPSO to view, post and respond to crime and safety-related information posted on the Neighbors by Ring App. 

Through this partnership, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office can send requests for videos to targeted geographical areas for specific time frames to assist with active and ongoing investigations.

Residents’ rights to privacy and the privacy of the Neighbors by Ring App users are of the utmost importance to Sheriff Smith. This program does not allow any access to captured camera footage without the owner’s consent or permission.