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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
www.nixle.com 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

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

In addition to this  system, Holland Township Police Department uses the Rapid Notify System when  serious situations

** 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 and