There is a new system through the Palm Springs Police Dept that enables Palm Springs residents to be informed of crime as it occurs. It is called Silent Partner Alert. Designed for police, Silent Partner Alert is a web-based public service broadcast network that allows police to broadcast need-to-know information to communities, via computer email, text pager, cell phone email, and Blackberry devices. Simply log on to the Internet and use it. No hardware or software to install or maintain.
This is a great feature to be combined with your neighborhood watch program. You can find the link on the www.pspd.com web site and you will be directed on how to subscribe.