Central Dispatch to Use Twitter for Media Notifications


(EVANSVILLE, IN) – July 6, 2011 – To facilitate communication with citizens and area media outlets, Central Dispatch has set up a Twitter account to distribute emergency traffic advisories and other public safety alerts as requested by on-scene responders.

To access the Evansville Central Dispatch Twitter page, go to the link http://www.twitter.com/Evansville911 or search Twitter for “Evansville911.”

Central Dispatch supervisors will be posting the information as necessary, and content could include:
• Traffic information such as emergency road closings or restrictions.
• Missing, endangered persons.
• Other information as requested by emergency services personnel.

To report any type of emergency, call 9-1-1. Please do not attempt to contact Evansville Central Dispatch through Twitter for emergencies.

More information about Central Dispatch, including current statistics, can be found at http://www.evansvillegov.org/CentralDispatch