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Sheriff partners with AlertID
by Tribune Staff
Feb 14, 2011 | 800 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the online community watch program AlertID to launch an innovative online tool that empowers residents with the information that can help protect their neighborhoods and their families.

AlertID — My Neighborhood is the latest component of this successful public-private partnership, using the newest online technology to create instant, two-way communications between citizens and federal, state and local authorities.

Through AlertID — My Neighborhood, residents have free and immediate access to information on crime, terrorism or natural disasters that can threaten the safety of our families and community.

“AlertID is a force multiplier,” Sheriff Michael Haley said. “Engaging the public in public safety efforts dramatically increases our effectiveness in preventing and mitigating all levels of crime.”

By using computer-aided dispatch information, AlertID enables Washoe County residents to log onto a computer program that lists all criminal activity and crime reports in their neighborhood. They also can receive e-mails and texts notifying them of a burglary, attempted abduction and other crimes.

By using AlertID, residents are constantly connected to neighbors, local police and fire departments, as well as federal and state agencies to exchange critical information that can help keep their families and neighborhoods safe, whether the threat is national, local or personal such as a missing child.

Washoe County residents are the first in the nation to take part in this free neighborhood online service, which plans to expand to the rest of the nation in coming months.
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