We have created several neighborhood-based WhatsApp groups to be used as an instant and efficient means of communication in the event of further security events in Paris. These groups are designed as a means of relaying RSO security messages AND to make RSO aware of issues in your neighborhood and/or residence.
We encourage you to LOAD THE WhatsApp application onto your personal and/or work phone. Next, use the link below to JOIN THE GROUP in which you live, or that which is closest to you.
These groups have been developed based on the most highly concentrated areas of Mission housing. You may join more than one group if you choose.
Please read these rules of the road before joining:
- Messages shared on these groups are for EMBASSY members only. YOU MAY NOT FORWARD OR DISTRIBUTE OUTSIDE OF THE MISSION COMMUNITY WITHOUT RSO APPROVAL.
- Minimize frivolous messaging about NON-SECURITY RELATED ISSUES.
- This is a secondary means of communication to/from RSO. They will have administrative rights to these groups and will be monitoring them for critical security issues. RSO will rely on these first-hand reports to understand what is happening in various neighborhoods.
- Please post photos and/or videos of RELEVANT security issues in your neighborhood. That being said, DO NOT go into harm’s way to obtain such photos/videos.
- Do not have one-on-one conversations within the group. Please switch to private messages. If RSO deems appropriate, they will reach out to YOU DIRECTLY to follow up.
- If it’s absolutely necessary to respond to someone else’s post, use the “reply” function to make sense of your comment and avoid confusion.
- If someone asks a question and you don’t know the answer please don’t respond with “I don’t know,” simply wait for someone who knows the answer to reply.
- NEVER use this group to complain about Mission issues, berate someone else or air grievances. If you have an issue or a complaint, please address it to CLO or RSO privately.
- Feel free to hit “Mute” on this WhatsApp group. This is a sanity saver. You will still receive all the messages, but your phone won’t buzz or make a noise for every one of them.
- You are free to remove yourself from the group at any time, MIR3 messages will also be posted to the CLO FB page. (***MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED WITH MIR3***)
The groups and the links associated with them are below:
Northern 16eme: (above Trocadero/Georges Mandel) https://chat.whatsapp.com/KlZPiFQpxfcJd1DJHjoRis
Southern 16eme: (below Trocadero/Georges Mandel) https://chat.whatsapp.com/EU4573TZ5RC8wLL8dvBBWj
Boulogne Residences: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DZ4N9NX5aRn9VY5csfVYA7
Neuilly Residences/Neuilly Neighborhood: https://chat.whatsapp.com/CWWh7OZWd1eAveiPDOeUe3