Text Alert Scheme
A key challenge facing Ards and North Down Policing & Community Partnership and local police is how we engage and communicate better with the communities we serve. Ards and North Down PCSP and the PSNI have listened to the concerns of the community particularly in our rural areas and they have told us that we need to address how we communicate information to them.
Not all citizens have access to or are comfortable with social networking platforms which many statutory, voluntary and community organisations now use to deliver key messages and information to their members. Ards and North Down PCSP in conjunction with their colleagues in the PSNI has developed a text alert system which will allow them to communicate directly with the citizens of Ards and North Down Council who sign up for the scheme by SMS text message almost immediately if there is an issue in their area.
What is Text Alert used for?
Members of the Text Alert Scheme will receive a SMS message to their mobile phone with relevant community safety information in their area. Text Alert can be used to remind members of dangerous road conditions, suspicious vehicles and ongoing crime issues in the registered users particular area.
Registered users will only receive a text message from the PCSP or the PSNI. Your mobile number will not be shared with any other external body or organisation. Your information will be held securely by a named data controller from PCSP.
Completed registration forms can be returned to:
Ards and North Down Borough Council,
- Text alert registration form (pdf 505 KB)