New Citizen Alert System

, Posted: Sat, August 31 2013 at 6:36 PM, Updated: Sat, August 31 2013 at 7:10 PM

If you received an alert on your phone Friday night about a missing girl, the Ashland Police and Fire departments say it's in response to a new alert system they will be using.

The alert comes through to your phone describing various emergencies.

Last night, the message asked for help finding a missing person.

Sergeant Theron Hull with the Ashland Police Department says the alert was successful.

"She was actually located and found to be okay. There was nothing wrong with her and we cleared her. We located her as a result of a citizen calling in, saying they found that vehicle after getting the text."

Hull continued to say that you can opt in or out of the alert system.

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