AlertID is a powerful tool to help residents become more aware of crime and other threats to our community
Las Vegas, Nevada and Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
AlertID and the Pocatello Police Department announced their partnership to make AlertID’s free online and mobile public safety information services available to all city residents beginning today. The Pocatello Police Department is one of the first agencies in Idaho to partner with AlertID, allowing residents to receive the full range of AlertID services, including crime advisories, at no cost to the public or the Police Department.
AlertID has proven to help reduce crime and uses advanced technology to create a communication platform that connects citizens and federal, state, and local authorities to provide critical information and alerts that can help people protect their families and communities. City of Pocatello residents now have universal access to crime and threat advisories, sex offender alerts, severe weather advisories, online neighborhood safety discussion groups, an interactive crime and emergency map, and other AlertID services.
“I want to invite all residents to participate in this important program to help reduce crime and improve the quality of life here in Pocatello,” Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand said. “This is a powerful tool to help residents become more aware of crime and other threats to our community, and to be more proactive in working together to help ensure the safety of children and families throughout the county.”
Citizens are able to join for free at http://www.AlertID.com/Pocatello. Once signed up, members will be able to view an interactive crime map, receive alerts about crime, sex offenders, severe weather and other safety threats that affect locations that are important to them such as their homes, schools, offices, places of worship, parks and even their current locations. The alerts are sent to members’ computers and mobile devices, and members may choose the types of alerts they wish to receive. The Chief and other emergency authorities are also able to broadcast Amber Alerts and other urgent community alerts regarding crime emergencies, hazmat incidents, floods, fires, and severe weather, among others.
“We are very pleased to be working with Chief Marchand and his officers, to make the City of Pocatello one of the first AlertID partners in Idaho. Together we help provide critical information to residents so that they can make informed decisions about keeping their families and communities safe,” said Keli Wilson, Founder, AlertID.
About AlertID, Inc.
AlertID is the established leader in making the country's public safety information universally accessible, helping people protect their families and communities. Alerts are provided by trusted sources including public safety agencies, local law enforcement, schools, neighborhood groups, neighbors, family members and friends. This first-of-its-kind, fast-growing network is the leader in helping people protect their families and communities throughout the United States and is poised to evolve into the world’s go-to public safety and security resource.
Thanks to AlertID, seventy four percent of the United States population (more than 232 million residents) can receive Sex Offender Alerts from State Sex Offender Databases. In addition, the AlertID Secure Social Network provides everyone concerned about the safety of communicating on social networks a safe and easy way to share important information quickly. In many communities, AlertID has partnered with law enforcement agencies to deliver local crime data (CAD) to members. Recent partnerships and collaborations include the National Crime Prevention Council (McGruff the Crime Dog®), the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, The City and County of San Francisco, The Nevada Department of Public Safety, Amber Alert and various counter terrorism centers, among many others.