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Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Now Using 'AlertID'

Citizens are able to join for free at www.alertID.com to get alerts about crime, sex offenders, weather and other safety threats

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.

What do you think about the website? Are you going to sign up? Tell us in the comments section below.

Anonymous October 12, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Does this service supplement or supersede information released by local law enforcement agencies in incorporated areas?
Rich Buckley October 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Tough question. If a nasty order where to flow down from say the Governor's office to: "Quarantine a city and everyone in it under the auspices of the catch-all Public Health And Safety and detain them for questioning and processing by Center For Disease Control" ...which agency would you rather have backing up that order, is the way I look at it. Personally I would rather have an "elected County Sheriff" rather than an appointed police chief in charge. .....and I would do my best to introduce them all to "The 10 Orders." http://tinyurl.com/n5onxa
Rich Buckley October 28, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Just for Rookies: http://www.facebook.com/PeaceAndConflictResolutionOrg
James Sparks July 19, 2013 at 04:21 PM
AlertID is a really good program. It's free, so everyone should sign up for it. Even if you just get the free weather alerts, it's great for just that. But you also get access to all of the sex offender maps and other public safety warnings. We did a short writeup about it at Alert Broadcast. http://www.alertbroadcast.com/what-is-alertid/

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