Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A great new program - Text Alerts from the Pinecrest Police Department

Sign-up to Receive Important Alerts from the PD on Your Mobile Device. Forget the rumors. Get the information and stay up on important information regarding safety going on in your community.

Information below provided from the Pinecrest e-news, CLICK HERE to view the actual e-mail.

The Pinecrest Police Department has recently partnered with Nixle which is a service that allows public safety agencies to send out important alerts via text message or e-mail.  If you are interested in receiving these text or email alerts, please sign-up at nixle.com.  On the Nixle page, please use "Pinecrest" or "33156" to receive the alerts sent out by the Pinecrest Police Department. These alerts can range from instant information regarding a public safety issue in the Village to occasional crime prevention tips distributed by our Crime Prevention Unit.
This is another great program taking advantage of the new technology.  I have promoted the Miami-Dade alerts for mobile devices over the years (such as in Have your plan ready.Hurricane season starts June 1) – I hope that you have subscribed.  Miami-Dade Alerts is a wireless emergency alerting system.  Register for this free service and receive local weather and hurricane alerts to your computer or cell phone.   It works and it is on your phone as the information update is released, you do not have to actively look up the current situation, it comes to you.

Miami-Dade County sends out subscriber alerts on many different items, I even signed up for reminder alerts reminders on recycling pickup dates the evening before.  See links below.

Why rely on the old fashioned paper calendars or guesswork as to whether the service is coming.

Great work Miami-Dade. Outstanding effort Pinecrest. I look forward to other local governments like Palmetto Bay following your lead Pinecrest.
Nixle advertises that it hosts text updates for over 5,000 local agencies.  I went to the site and added my zip code, 33157 and received the following message: There are no active notifications from your local agencies. Your local agencies have not yet activated their Nixle account. Register now and we will alert you by email when this location becomes available. More »

Regardless, you can sign up by CLICKING HERE and we may be advised when this service becomes available for our area.
Important Links to Miami-Dade County Alert pages

CLICKHERE to view the Miami-Dade Public works page and sign up for recycling notifications as well as Miami-Dade Police Alerts - Be On the Look Out (BOLO)

CLICKHERE for Miami-Dade Alerts, Public Safety Updates on the Go (also including an option to click and receive Miami-Dade Public Safety Alerts)

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