People who want to know about police news, traffic advisories and community news in the Newberry Township area can sign up to receive free email and text-message alerts.

Newberry Township Police are now releasing information through Nixle, a community information service provider.

Information sent out will be for the township and the boroughs of York Haven, Goldsboro and Lewisberry.

"This is just another way for us to try to get relevant, on-time information out to people who want to receive it," Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder said. "We want to put out as much information as we can."

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Other local police departments and agencies use Nixle to send out alerts as well, including Springettsbury Township Police, West Manchester Township Police, York Area Regional Police, Southwestern Regional Police, West Manheim Township Police and Southern Regional Police.