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Nextdoor Neighborhood Champion Award




Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff



July 23, 2018


Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today July 23, 2018 that Madison County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Donny Shaw is being nationally recognized by Nextdoor, the free private social network for your neighborhood, with the Nextdoor Neighborhood Champion Award. The award recognizes Shaw’s post to the Sheriff’s Office public agency page and the public engagement with his post through likes, replies and messages. Shaw is one of thirty-five law enforcement officers out of thousands of Nextdoor public agencies across the nation to be recognized. These thirty-five officers post received the most public engagements across the nation. Nextdoor will be officially honoring Shaw and the other officers this week, as the finale to its summer safety campaign on its social media platforms:


Shaw serves as the Public Information Officer, Social Media Administrator, Chaplains Liaison and Support Division Commander at the Sheriff’s Office.


Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office PIO Lieutenant Donny Shaw at 256-532-3711 or




Nextdoor Release





There are more than 900,000 law enforcement officials keeping neighbors and communities safe every day across the country. Many of these law enforcement agencies use Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network used by over 1,500 law enforcement agencies and 175,000 neighborhoods, to connect with neighbors on a deeper level to engage the community, get to know residents and keep the places they call home safe. In honor of these individuals, for the first time Nextdoor has put together a list of the 35 most appreciated and engaging law enforcement officials - and one of the winners is right here in Madison County, Alabama.


Madison County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Donny Shaw is receiving national recognition as one of Nextdoor’s 2018 Neighborhood Champions for his superb use of Nextdoor to better serve his community. Shaw won this recognition based on the tremendous amount of appreciation (‘Thanks’ and replies) he has received from neighbors in response to his Nextdoor posts. Nextdoor will be officially honoring Shaw the week of July 23rd, as the finale to its summer safety campaign.