Police relaunch text alert system in North Antrim

IN COMMAND. Brenda Cairns, who has been appointed Area Commader for Ballymoney & Moyle.INBM3-12 027SC.
IN COMMAND. Brenda Cairns, who has been appointed Area Commader for Ballymoney & Moyle.INBM3-12 027SC.

Ballymoney Chief Inspector Brenda Cairns has relaunched a PSNI text alert system across five local policing districts.

The system is designed to be an easy way for police to alert people to important local issues.

Chief Inspector Cairns said: “We are always looking at ways to link in with the communities that we serve, particularly when it comes to preventing and detecting crime. as a result of listening to community feedback and having found a competitive local technology provider, I’m delighted to say it’s been restarted.”

The initiative makes use of mobile phone technology, which will enable police to send text messages to individual groups of people alerting them to a particular incident, or event. Police will look at all technology that has the potential to help make your street and your town a safer place to live and enjoy, particularly the more isolated rural communities, as well as older people who might not use smart phones and social media to stay connected”.

To register your mobile phone to receive text alerts contact 0845 600 8000.