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Text Alert Scheme

Text Alert is a service provided by Antrim and Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), working alongside the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Text Alert is used to get short, immediate messages out to registered users who have an interest in helping PSNI and PCSP to reduce crime and help keep the community in which they live or work safer.

Text Alert is a receive-only information service and is available to anyone aged 18 years old who lives within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.  You cannot reply to a text message. If you wish to contact PSNI, you should call 101 in a non-emergency or 999 in an emergency.  


How is Text Alert useful?

Receiving a community safety text alert message will be useful to a range of people for a variety of reasons.

Text Alert can be used to remind users of dangerous road conditions, suspicious vehicles and ongoing crime issues in the registered users particular area.

If you are a member of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, you may like to get information if there has been a spate of break-ins or thefts in your locality.


Who sends the Text Alert message?

Community safety text alert messages will be issued only by PSNI or your local PCSP.


How much does it cost?

Text Alert is a free service provided by your local PCSP in conjunction with the PSNI.


How is my contact information managed?

Your contact information will not be used for any other purposes aside from receiving community safety messages from Text Alert. Contact information will be held on a secure server accessed only by PSNI and PCSP for this purpose. Your mobile number will not be shared with any other external body or organisation.


How do I register to receive text alerts?

You can securely sign up to the scheme online below or download the form and follow the instructions as directed.


Registration Form

(leave blank if you are responding as an individual)


I would be prepared to accept messages to my mobile from Antrim and Newtownabbey PCSP / PSNI via: 


Please indicate the District Electoral Area (DEA) you live or work in?


Please select the project you are interested in:


Community Group (if applicable)


Antrim and Newtownabbey Text Alert Scheme Privacy Notice

We are collecting information from you for the purposes of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Text Alert Scheme. This is in accordance with 6(1)(b) of the GDPR - performace of contract. Information will be shared with Police Service of Northern Ireland. Information will not be transferred to countries outsied the EEA. All information collected and processed may be subject to audit. The Council will may also process the information for research purposes carried out in the public interest. All information will be held in accordance with the Council’s retention and disposal schedule www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Council and will be disposed of securely when no longer required. You have a number of rights with regard to data we hold on you – for further information see the Information Commissioner’s website www.ico.org.uk

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter:

Data Protection Officer

Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB

T: 028 94 463113

E: [email protected]

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