Published: 19 July 2019
A new community alert system has been launched in West Yorkshire to keep residents informed of crime in their area and the positive work being carried out by police. West Yorkshire Community Alert will allow residents to keep up to date with local police updates. Registration is free and residents can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice via email or text message.
Alerts can include: ‘Be aware, scam emails circulating suggesting your TV licence needs renewed’, or ‘officers are investigating a burglary in your area – check doors and windows are locked and keep valuables out of view’.
It is especially useful for members of the public who aren’t on social media, and will allow them to be updated directly via email or text. The updates will be targeted and based on the preferences of each individual. The information will be based on your postcode, your preferences and what is relevant to your interests.
Residents can sign up for local updates from their neighbourhood policing team or neighbourhood watch contacts, or join a number of specialised community interest groups such as business watch, wildlife crime, motorists and crime prevention.
More details can be found here: https://www.wypcommunityalert.co.uk/