PTC rolls out crime alert system

Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:23pm
By: John Munford

Police: Emails will help solve, prevent crime

Talk about hyper-connected.

Peachtree City police are rolling out a program in which residents and businesses can sign up to receive email alerts about certain crimes, wanted persons, missing persons, neighborhood watch programs and other events.

For example, bank robbery information will be sent to all banks on the email list, while lookout information on stolen golf carts would be sent to all residential email addresses, police said. Information on shoplifters would be sent to all commercial establishments, and everyone would get announcements on community events such as the citizen’s police academy and the community emergency response team, police said.

The e-mail will sometimes include a photo if relevant, police said.

Interested persons must sign up for the I-Net Crime and Community Alert Program using a form available at the police department and also online at

The forms must be returned to the police department.

Persons may later unsubscribe to the alerts if they wish, police said.

The alerts allow police to send information in a matter of seconds to potentially thousands of people.

Police hope the “instant network” helps to solve more crimes while also helping citizens help themselves.

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