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Waynesboro police sign up for notification service

June 23, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro police have signed up for a community notification service just more than a month after police in nearby Washington Township, Pa., joined the same one.

Residents and businesspeople can sign up for e-mails and text messages about missing persons, traffic tie-ups, police activity and road closings at www.nixle.com.

Registration is free.

Users are prompted to register with an e-mail address, and they can add a cell phone number for text messages. They select the geographic area of their concern and categories for the types of notifications they want to receive.

Police Chief Mark King said he's looking forward to providing people with "secure, important and timely information." The information might impact your daily activities, he said.

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Officers log into a system to disseminate information.

Washington Township police have sent at least 11 messages since May. Among them were two messages about missing teenagers who were later found. Nixle.com allowed police to attach photographs to messages about those girls.

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