Subject: New Community Information Service

The Holland Township Police Department has launched a new Community Notification
Service called "Nixle" to improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our
area.  The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level
information out to community members who subscribe to the system.  Through
com the
department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a
specific area, down to a 1/4 of a  mile. Notifications might be considered in the following

1) A missing child or an adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert
can include a picture of the child or adult with a map identifying the area at which they were
last seen.

2) A public safety emergency which requires people to stay in or remain away from their
homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood
know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.

3) A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for
several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to
subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.

4) Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire
scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of
H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, special township council meeting information, utility outage

Through Nixle, we will deliver messages securely to citizens by e-mail and cell phone,
supporting and expanding our community outreach efforts. Obviously, the system will be
most effective when we have large numbers of subscribers. Please spread the word about our
use of the system to your family and friends.  If your family members or friends are not
connected to the internet you can assist them in registering for nixle through your internet
service and they can receive updates via their cell phones.  Nixle is a secure communications
service available to municipal, county, and state government agencies. There is NO spam or
advertising associated with Nixle Municipal Wire messages. The system is available at no cost
(standard text message rates apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell
phone providers).

In addition to this new system, Holland Township Police Department will still continue to
utilize the Rapid Notify System when  serious situations arise.

** To search for Holland Township Police Department, enter "Milford, NJ" which is our
mailing address.
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Notification System.  This
notification system enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as
severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell or business phone, email, text
messages, hearing impaired receiving devices and more.  You pick where, you pick how.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by
calling the Hunterdon Helpline at 908-735-4357 or 1-800-272-4630.

IMPORTANT - Once you provide your phone numbers and email in step #3, you MUST enter contact
preferences in order to receive emergency and/or community alerts.
You can now follow the Holland Township Police Department / Office of Emergency Management on Facebook.

Holland Township Police Department
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Holland Township Police Department * 61 Church Road * Milford, New Jersey 08848
Email: * Phone: (908) 995-4670

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