Minnesota Crime Alert Network
The Saint Paul Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are inviting anyone with a fax machine, fax modem, or electronic mail to join a network of retailers, property managers, hospitals, schools, and others in the community who are sharing information about crime.
The program is called the Minnesota Crime Alert Network.
The Network enables any law enforcement officer in the state to use any fax machine to send a crime alert to any selected group of businesses or organizations. The alerts go instantly to dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of locations and can be targeted to specific types of Network members -- such as general retailers, office property managers, jewelers, liquor stores, or schools -- as well as to particular geographic areas.
All new members receive a 90-day trial membership. At the end of 90 days, if you're satisfied with the Network, you will be billed just $12.00 for your annual membership. If you choose to discontinue the Crime Alerts at the end of your trial period, you will be removed from the Network and will not owe anything.
The program is coordinated through the MN-BCA. Visit the Minnesota Crime Alert Network web-site.