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Jul 9, 2013

PING! Evangelidis launches countywide text-alert system

By Michael Hartwell/Sentinel and Enterprise

The free “Ping4alerts!” app allows public-safety agencies to send messages to people who are located in targeted areas. Evangelidis said the system is much cheaper than the old Reverse 911 system the office used to offer and offers more flexibility and faster response times.

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis is embracing smartphone technology with this week’s deployment of a new emergency notification system that sends emergency text messages to people who opt in.

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Jul 8, 2013

New system expected to reach thousands of smart phones

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis holds up the sheriff’s office’s newest warning system, Ping4alerts, which will take the place of the traditional reverse 911 calls.

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis holds up the sheriff’s
office’s newest warning system, Ping4alerts, which will take the
place of the traditional reverse 911 calls.

By Joy Richard/ The Southbridge Evening News

Reverse 911 calls are slipping out of vogue, as cost-effective phone apps are now providing emergency alert services. In a world where the weather is ever changing and the social climate has been rockier than ever, the Worcester County Sheriff ’s Office has recently unveiled their new system of public warnings. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis sat down to speak about the “Ping4alerts” app on Tuesday, July 2, at his West Boylston office. Read more…

Jul 8, 2013

Sheriff and crew aided diamond dreams

LETTER TO THE EDITOR/ JOSEPH CHARIELLE

The Telegram and Gazette

I would like to commend Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis for his dedicated support of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Community Service Program.In a prime example of how government and nonprofits can work together for the benefit of a youth sports program, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Community Service Program was invaluable in preparing our fields this season. Our 220-player program benefited tremendously from what the crews, dispatched by Lt. Steven Hynes of the Community Service Program, were able to take care of this past April.
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Jul 8, 2013

A smart and safe download

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE/ The Telegram and Gazette

A free smartphone app is worth the minute or so it takes to download, especially considering it could prove invaluable.

Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis is encouraging area residents with smartphones to download the Ping4Public Safety app, available at www.worcestercountysheriff.com or www.ping4.com.

The sheriff’s office recently replaced the 5-year-old Reverse 911 notification system with the Ping4alerts system, saying it is speedier, more efficient and less expensive. Read more…

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