Redmond Police Department Adopts Email-Based Notification System

The seventh largest city in King County, WA – Redmond Police - has selected CrimeWeb.Net as its public safety alert notification provider, and will use the company’s technology to disseminate alerts to Redmond residents regarding public safety and crime prevention.

(PRWEB) August 18, 2005 -- The new email-based emergency notification solution is entirely web-based and therefore can be accessed by authorized Redmond officers 24/7/365 from any computer, safely and securely via the Internet. The officers can easily prepare alerts with text and pictures and distribute them to devices such as pagers, cell phones, PDA’s and email. The delivery of the alert happens within minutes of clicking submit.

The 76 officers of the Redmond Police Department are committed to the department’s mission "To Provide Quality Policing In Partnership With The Community." They can use the CrimeWeb.Net system to send information on:

?    Severe weather announcements
?    Business fraud and illegal scams
?    Recent burglaries
?    Locally registered sex offenders
?    Neighborhood Crime Watch meetings


Crime Prevention Officer Stacey Holland stated, “In Redmond we believe policing is a team sport. Team sport meaning everyone pitches in by watching out for one another, by staying informed and reporting suspicious activity to the police department. CrimeWeb will enhance our ability to do just that!”

CrimeWeb is an on-line service utilized by public safety agencies nationwide to distribute information about missing children, missing adults, major crimes, homeland security, and school/community information to subscribers via email. Citizens of Redmond are required to register online at www.crimeweb.net in order to receive alerts from the department.

The registration is free and they get to choose the types of alerts they want to receive. CrimeWeb recently added access to the national sex offender registry on its website, which allows all visitors to search for registered sex offenders in their neighborhoods.

Contact:
Tarsha Polk
817-478-3756
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Source :  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/8/prweb273532.htm