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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • E-COP teams up with social network

  • In an effort to provide local citizens with the opportunity to speak out on injustices that plague the community and open lines of communication within neighborhoods, web master Jim Riley announced that Every Citizen on Patrol (E-COP) has joined forces with AlertID Secure Social Network.
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  • In an effort to provide local citizens with the opportunity to speak out on injustices that plague the community and open lines of communication within neighborhoods, web master Jim Riley announced that Every Citizen on Patrol (E-COP) has joined forces with AlertID Secure Social Network. AlertID is a free public service available online and on mobile applications. It is proven to help reduce crime while improving safety and security for children, families and entire communities across the country by providing information and public safety alerts from trusted sources including law enforcement, schools, neighbors, family members and friends. “AlertID Secure Social Network provides a safe place for you to share important information with your family, friends, neighbors, schools, co-workers and public safety officials,” commented Riley. According to AlertID.com, the content of communications and information shared is not sold. In less than a minute you can create public and private groups and securely share messages, pictures videos and other information. Groups can include schools, homeowners associations, public safety organizations, neighbors, families and many others. Members can also view a local map showing where registered sex offenders live and work. “If an offender moves into you neighborhood or near your school, AlertID will automatically send you an alert and safety tips via email or text message,” reported Riley. AlertID also provides severe weather alerts. These alerts warn of severe weather such as dangerous hurricanes, tornadoes and other violent storms directly from the National Weather Service. The social network also provides earthquake alerts globally. AlertID's platform allows public safety organizations to deliver important alerts quickly, easily and securely. Such PSO's include missing children (Amber Alerts), impending natural disasters (fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes), missing adults (Silver Alerts), public safety emergencies and any other critical information that requires immediate attention. It provides a service, called My Family Wallet, which can secure ways for families to store their most recent photos of their spouse, parents and even pets in case they go missing. “You can go to an event, take a new picture, which will replace the previous one saved and you can update the other information whenever you like. If you get separated, you will be able to send a picture of your child immediately to law enforcement agencies when every minute counts,” added Riley. According to Riley, AlertID keeps you connected and provides customized public safety alerts through the AlertID application that can be downloaded on your mobile devices including I-pads, I-Phones and Androids. E-COP is an organization that allows everyone to use his or her particular area of expertise to enhance the community. The goal of E-COP is to get citizens involved in crime prevention, community activities, as well as clean up and “beautification.” Citizens can anonymously report any criminal or suspicious activities and work together to bring in entertainment and activities to the community and help clean up and beautify areas. “E-COP is the solution to what's wrong with our communities today and offers the outlet to make it right,” commented Riley. “E-COP is a multi-faceted program designed to serve many purposes at the same time with minimum efforts from the participants and in particular to stop crime in a community thus promoting growth.” To become a member and help E-COP's continued efforts to decrease the criminal activity in the community and open the lines of communication, visit e-cop.org for registration and more information. If interested in AlertID services, visit altered.com/ecop. For more information on how you can contribute to E-COP, contact Riley at jimriley@e-cop.org.

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