'YourNorthumbria' communication tool launch

28 Jun 2017 12:30 PM

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Northumbria Police is launching a multi-channel, two-way communication tool, ‘YourNorthumbria’, specifically designed for the Police Force. The system can be accessed through a variety of means, including fixed computers, smartphones, tablets and laptops. It is the first county wide community engagement system designed to keep registered users up to date with the latest information about what is happening in their local communities.

 It allows officers to engage with the community with crime prevention advice, appeal information, victim support, intelligence gathering using location based alerts specifiable by ward areas, postcodes and address. Send to vulnerable registrants through their preferred channel and assist in critical scenarios such as emergency evacuations and severe weather warnings.

 The system will self-update with new registrants, their interests and their preferences without the need for manual management and grants the ability to import lists of recipients.

 Tackling crime and keeping you and your community safe is one of Northumbria Police’s top priorities across our areas and we believe that by improving the flow of information between the community and the police can all make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour.

 Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC, said: “Building community confidence and engaging with residents is incredibly important - so any new method of communication that helps our officers to reach more communities, providing information and reassurance, is welcomed by me. I wish ‘YourNorthumbria’ every success and encourage everyone in Northumbria to sign up – the more people we have on board the more families and households will be reached with important safety and crime prevention messaging.”

 Helen Ferguson, Northumbria Police Force Improvement said: “YourNorthumbria is an extremely beneficial tool. It will help police and the customers to communicate and engage with their community. The possibilities are endless and the system is incredibly easy to use. We want to make sure that, not only can the customers get in touch regarding specific issues, but that they can do it with ease. Our officers will be able to target responses and releases depending on certain criteria. This platform will help us ensure Northumbria Police continue to provide people with outstanding service.”

 YourNorthumbria is an efficient and effective communication system designed to keep the residents informed about the latest crime notifications and crime prevention advice for their communities. The messages can be tailored to individual preferences for both the type of messages you receive and the means of communication, directed through a preferred channel of phone, email or text message.

 YourNorthumbria also allows you to register multiple locations and interests, not just a home address. This is ideal for those who want to know more about where their children go to school, family members who live elsewhere, places to socialise and around place of work.

 Registering is free, simple and easy and please feel assured that your details will not be passed on to any third party organisations and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Sign up here