Holland Township Police DEPARTMENT
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
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.

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

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