From the Alameda County Sheriff's Office:
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will partner with AlertID to provide valuable instruction to Alameda County residents regarding emergencies, crimes and other pertinent information.
Alameda County residents served by the Sheriff’s Office will now have universal access to crime and threat advisories, sex offender alerts, severe weather advisories, online community watch 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 Alameda County,” Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern 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 helping ensure the safety of children and families throughout the county.”
Citizens are able to join for free at www.alertID.com. Once registered, members will receive alerts about crime, sex offenders, weather and other safety threats that affect locations important to them such as their homes, schools, offices, churches, parks and even their current locations. The alerts are sent to members’ smartphones, iPads or computers and members may choose the types of alerts they wish to receive. The Sheriff and other emergency authorities also have the ability to broadcast Amber Alerts and other important announcements about crime and other emergencies.
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