15th Sep, 2019

New app gives real time alerts to keep communities safe

Harry Leach 24th Aug, 2019

A NEW app giving real time alerts to help keep communities to stay safe is being supported by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.

West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch’s We Alert app helps neighbours keep in touch and share advice and updates on different crimes.

Craig Cox, chair of West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch, said: “We Alert allows users to engage with communities in a safe and secure way.

“We have extensive plans for developing the app, to provide additional safety features targeting the elderly and vulnerable including the possibility of giving the users a means for reporting to the police or other organisations such as local councils.“

Citizens in Policing Lead Chief Superintendent Kevin Purcell added: “It keeps communities connected by enabling members to keep up-to-date with community concerns and report any suspicious behaviour or activity they come across.

“We therefore welcome this application as our communities are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in helping to tackle crime.”

Commissioner John Campion said: “The We Alert App brings communities together, helping people to be involved in keeping themselves safe, through the sharing of real time information which enables them to take sensible precautions and work with the police to reduce crime.”

The App is free to use. For more information and details of how to download it visit: https://westmercianw.org.uk/wealert/

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