MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Police Department is working to keep residents informed by pushing their hyper-reach alert system, which they implemented back in September.
The technology is a notification system that alerts those who sign up by email, text, or phone call in the event of emergency.
Capt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department said alerts can be sent out under the circumstances of a hurricane, a traffic accident that is causing a large traffic jam, or even isolated incidents. If there is an event that is involving one neighborhood, such as a gas leak, information can be sent out to just that neighborhood as well.
The system was put in place in September and Crosby said the department hasn't needed to notify the public yet, but they have used the system internally. The system has been used within the department to notify members of officer-involved shooting situations.
There are 570 people enrolled in the system currently, according to Crosby, and the goal for the department is to get everyone in Myrtle Beach to enroll in this system.
Crosby is encouraging citizens to continue to follow the Myrtle Beach Police Department on Facebook, Twitter, their website and the hyper-reach alert system.
To sign up, all you need to do is enter your name, address and contact information. Click here to sign up for the Myrtle Beach Police Department's hyper-reach alert system.