An alert system which tracks crime empowers users and encourages communication with neighbors and law enforcement has launched in Sacramento.

AlertID, up and running in 400 cities nationwide, launched in Sacramento Wednesday.  Spokesman Matthew Driscoll says it's a one-stop place for getting information filling a number of needs. And Driscoll says the program is free and they intend to keep it that way.  Accessing Alert ID is as simple as going on line.

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