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Local & Federal Gov't Social Media & Text Alert Resources

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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    Stay Informed. Local & Federal Gov t Social Media & Text Alert Resources DC Gov t Text Alerts https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/index.php?CCheck=1 The Alert DC
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 12, 2012

      Stay Informed.  Local & Federal Gov't Social Media & Text Alert Resources


      DC Gov’t Text Alerts

      https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/index.php?CCheck=1   The Alert DC system provides rapid text notification and update information during a major crisis or emergency. This system delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates on a range of devices including your:

      • e-mail account [work, home, other]
      • cell phone
      • pager, BlackBerry
      • wireless PDA

      Metro Transit Alerts


      MetroAlerts can be sent to computers, cellular phones, pagers or personal digital assistants capable of receiving data.

      Press Release alerts notify you of Metro news and events.


      Report Online City Services


      Report Requests online for City Services (i.e. broken street lights, illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles, etc.)


      The Official National Neighborhood Watch App (Hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association)

      Report. Stay informed. Make a difference.   (Note:  Fee Not affiliated with DC Govt)

      http://nwapp.org/ Designed by the developers of the National Sheriffs' Association National Neighborhood Watch Toolkit and training program, the Neighborhood Watch App for smartphones allows citizens to report NON-EMERGENCY community concerns to their law enforcement partners by means of email through the app. With this Official Neighborhood Watch app, there is no law enforcement agency subscription fee or any monthly fees.  The only charge associated with their program is the $1.99 app fee charged by the app stores (iPhone, Blackberry, Android) to users who download the app.  Citizens may purchase the NW app by visiting the app store for their type of smartphone and searching for "Official Neighborhood Watch App," or by visiting nwapp.org and clicking on the icon for their type of phone. If you have questions or need additional information, contact  (972) 576-8662.


      DC & Federal Twitter Accounts


      ·         https://twitter.com/#!/DCPoliceDept (MPD/DC Police)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/dcfireems (DC Fire & EMS)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/DDOTDC  (DC Dept of Transportation)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/DCDPW (DC Dept of Public Works)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/DC_HSEMA (DC Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt Agency)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/dcra (DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/mayorvincegray (Mayor Vincent Gray)


      ·         https://twitter.com/#!/DHSgov (Federal Department of Homeland Security)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/FBIPressOffice (FBI Press Office)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/TheJusticeDept (US Dept of Justice)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/dcpolicefound (Washington DC Police Foundation)


      ·         http://twitter.com/#!/EleanorNorton (Member of U.S. Congress for DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton)


      ·         https://twitter.com/#!/councilofdc (DC Council)


      Other MPD Resources: Strategic Services Bureau: Communication & Community Outreach:
      http://www.facebook.com/DCPolice Facebook
      http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialDCPolice YouTube Channel
      http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/CommunityOutreach Office of Community Outreach
      http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/Safety Print Safety Brochures for Your Meetings
      http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/NeighborhoodWatch Download Neighborhood Watch Booklet & Ongoing Training Dates
      http://newsroom.dc.gov/list.aspx/agency/mpdc/section/8 Weekly Police Newsletter





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