Subject: New Community Information Service
The Holland Township Police Department utilizes Nixle in order 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 the department is
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 will be used in the  following examples:

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 advisories.  

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  system, Holland Township Police Department uses 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
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 and

                                                              MISSION STATEMENT -

The Holland Township Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of policing service to
our community and the citizens we pledge to serve and protect.  Our officers are required to adhere to professional,
ethical and legal standards in the enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws of our Township and State of New
Jersey.  Keeping our community safe so citizens can enjoy the qualities of life is a continuing goal through our working in
partnership with the residents of Holland Township, the business community and government leaders.  Continuous
in-service training and adhering to the highest ethical standards will assure the public of the finest police
response in their time of need.

                                                                  CORE VALUES

- Our Integrity ensures that actions taken in the pursuit of our mission are ethical, and promote the
philosophy of the greatest good.

SENSE OF DUTY -Our sense of Duty recognizes the importance of our mission to the township we serve. It ensures that
we always remember that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves.

EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO -We strive for Excellence by continuing improvement in self and service in order to propel
our agency further and to achieve greater accomplishment and performance for ourselves and our community.

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