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Police and Neighbourhood Watch spread success

Successful experience with the Alert system in providing a simple messaging and communications system to improve communication between the Police and the public is to be extended. Bulwell, Wollaton, Lenton Abbey and Sherwood & Mapperley have enjoyed the benefit over the past few years of receiving messages (alerts) from the Police about crime and anti-social behaviour. Their residents have welcomed this as a much needed replacement for the Ringmaster system which had sadly fallen into disuse many years ago. Now everyone should get access to those same benefits plus several more. The new internet-based system offers much more scope such as being available to the public as well as Neighbourhood Watch. The Police have just obtained licences to add to those already purchased with help from the City Council, by Neighbourhood Watch. It is anticipated that around 20 internet-based sites will thus be implemented over the coming months to cover the City. Each will be associated with particular area. The Alert system is supplied by VISAV Limited and is capable of providing text and telephone as well as email information. More later as the implementation progresses.

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