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Alert scheme

More people are wanted to sign up to the Derbyshire Police alert system. Derbyshire Alert is a system that enables the police to communicate with the people that live and work within the county by e-mail, text message and landline.  This information can be details of crimes, good results, press releases, missing persons and meeting dates such as Safer Neighbourhood forums and panels.

 

Jonathan Leach, Head of Corporate Communications said: “The system ensures that a variety of quality and timely information can be circulated to neighbourhoods, but it can also map a specific area or choose certain groups for a message that may be relevant to them, for example businesses, farms and petrol stations. This ensures the messages go out to precisely the right people.

“People receiving the messages also have a choice as to the information they would like to receive, and how and when they would like to receive it. As a result of messages going out, this enables them to feedback to us any information, intelligence or issues that they may have as a result.

“The system is also a vital tool during emergency situations such as chemical leaks, flooding or other large-scale disruptions that require a fast community response.”

Derbyshire Alert has nearly 20,000 people receiving messages in the county. Anyone can register for this service by logging on at www.derbyshirealert.co.uk


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