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Attorney General unveils new crime alert network


WAUSAU (WAOW)--Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen visited Wausau Tuesday to unveil the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network. The goal of the statewide program is to create a partnership between law enforcement and the public to fight crime.

The Attorney General and Wausau Police Chief held a news conference to discuss the new program. Officials said the alert network is open to anyone and provides subscribers with information about potential crimes or wanted suspects.

"They have contact information where people can respond to them and say, I think I saw this person, or I've got a lead for you," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Subscribers will receive a text, e-mail or fax from law enforcement when information is released about a potential crime or suspect.

It costs $12 dollars a year to receive the crime alerts. Officials said police in central Wisconsin have already been trained on the system.

To learn more about the program and find out how you can sign up, click here:

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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