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Smart phone app provides danger and disaster alerts

Smart phone app provides danger and disaster alerts

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Apr 5, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A smart phone app now available in the Las Vegas area aims to help citizens stay safer. 

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department is partnering with the online service Alert ID to provide real-time crime and threat advisories to the community.

Alert ID also provides up-to-date information on sex offenders, robberies and burglaries at any given neighborhood. 

All you have to do is sign up for free text message or email alerts, and updates will be sent to you for free.

"By providing that info it gives us another platform or a digital medium to alert the public to what is occuring in that neighborhood," a spokesperson for the police department said. "It also allows us the opportunity to send out other messages. So if there was ever a significant safety alert, we could notify those people who are signed up."

To sign up for the alerts, click here