Northamptonshire Police is encouraging rural residents and business owners to sign up to a free messaging system to keep them up to date with crime and police activity in their local area.
Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert (formerly known as Community Connect) allows people to sign up for information tailored to where they live and work, as well as any specialist areas of interest such as farming, Countryside Watch and 4×4 vehicles.
The system allows frontline police officers to send messages direct from their mobile devices, sharing appeals for help, information about suspicious activity, crime prevention advice, events and more while out policing the county.
Neighbourhood Alert messages can be received by email, text message or voice message. People can also choose what they want to receive alerts about, and how often, and will only receive messages about topics they have selected.
Signing up is simple, quick and free, and the alert system is completely secure. To register visit www.Northamptonshireneighbourhoodalert.co.uk.