Police department offers new text/email alert system and smartphone app
[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 —
Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department announced this month that the department is making new ventures into “social media” and communications.
Using the “Nixie” system, citizens can sign up to receive information from police as a text message on their cell phone or by email. Citizens can also find notifications from W.S.P.D. at www.nixie.com.
“Messages may include traffic alerts, at-risk missing persons, road hazards, as well as other relevant safety and community event information,” said Steele in a press release.
The messages can target people within a quarter-mile radius of a targeted area, “giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood,” he added. “Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.
Get information and register at www.nixie.com.
The department has also launched a new “app” for Android or iPhone smartphones.
The MYPD app, produced by Wired Blue, allows you to access all of the local police department’s social media platforms, submit crime tips including photos or GPS location, access the W.S.P.D. phone directory, provide feedback to the department, participate in surveys, and go to the W.S.P.D. web page for information such as crime statistics.
You can get download the MYPD App by Wired Blue free from the Android Marketplace or iPhone App Store.
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