The NHPD announced that they will start using the webservice nixle
) to send crime alerts. However, it seems like you can also sign up to the service as a non-profit and define a geographical area and people can sign up to that as a 'watch area' and get email events for alerts (events, meetings, etc.) in that area.
Here's a snip from the website:
Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police
department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and
organizations, and the important information from other locations
throughout the country that are relevant to you. Our service is built
on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform,
ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically
relevant information. Information is immediately available over your
cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account
can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to
you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family
throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you
over your mobile phone, email and computer.
This might be a good way for residents to stay in updated with events that happen in their immediate neighborhood, so I thought I'd share this information.