(PRINCESS ANNE, Md.)-In the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri there has been a great deal of tension between police officers and citizens nationwide. In Somerset County, one police department is making an effort to improve communication between law enforcement and the surrounding community. "If there is a serious crime where some sort of weapon has been used, a lot of times we will put a NIXLE alert out," said Princess Anne Police Chief, Scott Keller.
Keller and the Princess Anne Police Department are now using this technology to keep their community informed."It's basically a notification that notifies you on your cell phone and through e-mail after you sign up, of anything significant that may be going on in the town," Keller continued.
Of the estimated 3,000 people living in Princess Anne Maryland, only about 100 have signed up for the free service.Chief Keller is urging everyone in his jurisdiction to register.
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)
Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA) More Facts about Texting and Driving.)
Background Checks/Livescan Fingerprinting
The Princess Anne Police Department provides the service of Livescan Applicant fingerprinting to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11am-2pm; with the exception of holidays. Fingerprint cards can no longer be processed by our agency. For more information on Livescan, please; (More about Livescan...)