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Union City Police Department: Ring/Neighbors Partnership

Illustration showing shadow of police officer cast over a ring camera in a door
An illustration of a common model of a Ring doorbell camera
Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Agency Union City Police Department
Location Union City, NJ
Technology Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor Ring

The Union City Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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Ring Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon, markets “doorbell cameras” and other home surveillance devices to residents. Ring also operates a social media platform, Neighbors, which encourages residents to share video footage and incident reports with other residents and the police. Ring has signed agreements with more than 1,300 law enforcement agencies to promote its products.

Illustration showing shadow of police officer cast over a ring camera in a door
An illustration of a common model of a Ring doorbell camera
Credit: Electronic Frontier Foundation