Liberty Twp. Update

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ATTENTION PLEASE 2/1/2012
If you, live, work, shop, own a business, or visit Liberty Township, PLEASE READ THIS ISSUE. Thanks to the efforts of Police Chief Richard Tisone and the Liberty Police Department, our township is integrated in the NIXLE Network. Much of what you read in these newsletters will be “candy” or chit chat. This one is important and could be crucial in an emergency or even possibly a matter of life and death or property loss.
If you read the article about Nixle in the Vindy recently, you know that it was implemented many months ago and out of the 10,000 or so residents of our community only about 300 have registered. Let me explain NIXLE to you. NIXLE was first introduced in 2007 and is basically a communication system that connects the Liberty Police Department with residents of the township. Residents can use NIXLE to receive information ranging from community news to critical police alerts. This could be a boil alert, notice of a robbery and description of the car, or the action of cutting of the electrical or phone lines, all of which have occurred recently in our community. The resident can choose how they receive this information by either text messaging to your cell phone or by e-mail or web page. Messages are targeted to specific geographic areas and if your address falls within this area, you’ll receive the message. There is no charge for this service. We live in difficult times and the future seems to hold more of the same. Getting these messages in time to react to them and be aware of them could be very important to all concerned. Nothing is achieved when you find out about a boil alert when it is too late. As residents we all must be proactive and look for suspicious people or actions in our neighborhood. We cannot do it if we do not know what is happening. Caution—DO NOT GET INVOLVED, CALL YOUR POLICE DEPT IF YOU SEE OR KNOW OF ANYTHING. Businesses should notify their contact person to be on the lookout for these alerts and to contact the person in charge regarding them.
To create an account all you have to do is going to http://www.nixle.com and register what information you want to receive and how you want to receive it, that’s it. NIXLE not only provides emergency information but it also keeps you informed about information affecting our community including safety tips, traffic alerts, local crime information as well as severe weather and community events. Please join in this free and invaluable resource for our community.
Please note ..Not all cell phone carriers honor these text messages. If you can’t get them call your service provider. Not everyone has a computer. If you do and you receive an alert, please share it with your neighbors and friends who do not have a computer. I ask all my friends in Liberty to register ASAP and be aware of what is happening. Any questions, call your Police Dept.

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