People across County Durham are being reminded about the free messaging service which provides details on what is going on in your neighbourhood.
The Keep in the Know email alert system allows those signed up to receive weekly blogs from your local Neighbourhood teams, witness appeals, crime prevention advice, details of scams you may need to be aware of, community initiatives and mapping CCTV.
Residents can select what information they want to receive, meaning they can stay up-to-date with what is happening in their neighbourhood.
It also allows the option to provide feedback and send messages.
Neighbourhood temp chief inspector Andy Reeves, of Durham Constabulary, said: “Keeping our residents up-to-date and informed about what is happening in their areas is vital.
“Whether we are looking for witnesses or want to make people aware of a scam going around, this system allows us to do it almost instantly.
“Keep in the Know allows people to receive the relevant news important to them and not something that is happening elsewhere in the county that may not be of interest.
“We have had great feedback on the service by those who are signed up and we would encourage others to join them.
“Social media is a great way of sharing information but Keep in the Know allows us to get the most relevant information out to a specific audience with the touch of a button.”
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen said: “Keep In The Know is a fantastic system to keep up-to-date with what is going on in your neighbourhood. Residents across County Durham and Darlington can receive regular updates on news that’s most relevant for them.
“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already to sign up and keep informed with local policing, community initiatives and witness appeals for your area.
“There is even an option to register your home CCTV system including doorbell cameras which can assist police in responding to missing persons and investigating crime.”
To sign up, visit keepintheknow.co.uk.
You will receive a verification link which you must click on to start receiving emails. Alerts will be titled with “Neighbourhood Alert”.