Alert ID Will Provide Real-Time Crime Information


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A new program will help the Twin Falls Police Department get the word out about crimes inside the city limits.

Some people make a hobby of waiting by their scanner listening to police calls. But there's another way to get information about crimes that happen in Twin Falls.

It's a brand new program you can get free of charge called Alert ID.

Capt. Matthew Hicks from the Twin Falls Police Department says, "Those people who sign up can receive alerts on their telephone, and their computer. They can also look at a crime map generated throughout the city so they can look at what's occurring in our community."

It takes about two minutes to sign up for this free service. Just go to . Then enter your e-mail address or phone number, and you'll begin receiving updates on your computer, mobile phone, or other electronic device.

Hicks says, "This allows for people to see real time information, and see what activities are happening in their neighborhood. It also allows them to receive alerts about extreme weather conditions, and for sex offenders that are residing in our city."

Alert ID will allow private citizens to keep up with what's happening in their own neighborhoods.

Hicks says, "We ask that when you click on the map, and you find an incident you're interested in, to look at the incident number that's generated with that. And if you want to know more about that, please feel free to e-mail the police department, or call us and we'll try to give you as much information as possible."

Mar. 18, 2013.

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