A close up of the interface Farm Bureau and Sheriff's officials will use to send texts and emails to subscribers
The Sangamon County Farm Bureau is teaming up with the Sangamon County Sheriff’s department to implement a rural crime alert system.
Officials from the Farm Bureau, the County Board and the Sheriff’s department say the system will help members of the farm bureau receive real-time text messages and emails about crimes where police may not be immediately available.
The one-way communication system is only available to farm bureau members and will be used to send crime alerts and also messages about Farm Bureau Business.
The system is set up to include around 11,000 members of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau.
No public money was used to implement the system.