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 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 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 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.
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61 Church Road
Milford, New Jersey 08848
Dispatch: (908) 995.4670
Office: (908) 995.2804
Emergency Dial 9-1-1