Alert system up and running for Plainfield residents

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield residents can now sign up with an alert system that will give them information on a variety of real-time events, from active shooter incidents to community happenings.

The Plainfield Police Department recently signed up with the Nixle Alerts company to give residents localized information as needed, Capt. Mario Arriaga said.

“It’s about going above and beyond,” he said. “With this system we can, in a matter of seconds, send alerts to a targeted area – or the whole town – regarding anything from a missing person and severe traffic updates to hurricane warnings or a community basketball game.”

The system will cost $3,500 for the first year and can be accessed by residents through the department’s webpage. Before the system was implemented, police had to rely on media outlets to get breaking news out to the town.

“We really didn’t have

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