Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47 by Becky Jones

Is a free message alert system, to help people living and working in Northamptonshire be much better informed about crime and police activity in your local area, helping the police to keep their communities safe and protect you from harm.

The messaging service is run by Northamptonshire Police and was formerly known as Community Connect. It has been re-launched under the name Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert and now has greater functionality than previously, allowing the frontline police officers to send alert messages direct from their mobile devices to thousands of local people. They will be able to do this in real-time while they are out and about policing the county.

The alert service is free and simple to activate by registering at and is available to anyone living or working in Northamptonshire. There is also a video on the website that explains how the system works.

After signing up to the messaging system, you will receive regular alerts from Northamptonshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, keeping you up to date and informed about crime, and issues relevant to you and the area where you live or work.

Alerts are received either by email, text message or voice message – whichever suits. You will also be given the option of what you want to receive alerts about, and how often – you will only receive messages about topics you have selected.

Many of the Neighbourhood officers and Response teams have been trained to use the alert system and are now regularly sending out messages to the public, including; crime alerts, missing person alerts, witness appeals and crime prevention advice.

This alert tool provide the police with a really effective way to reach the communities they serve, improving the flow of information and therefore making a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and the reduction of anti-social behaviour.

There are already 10,000 local people registered with Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert. The more people they have registered, the wider and more effective the alerts the police put out will be.

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