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IN.gov Launches Blue Alert Notification Website

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IN.gov and Indiana State Police (ISP) have partnered to launch the online Blue Alert Notification website (http://in.gov/bluealerts/) in an effort to provide Hoosiers with immediate information about potential suspects that have harmed a member of Indiana law enforcement.

“The Blue Alert system gives the public information to actively protect not only themselves, but empowers them to inform police of activity that could result in the apprehension of suspects,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter.

In the event a member of Indiana law enforcement is killed, seriously injured, or missing in the line of duty, and wanted suspect information or other investigative information is known, a “Blue Alert” may be transmitted across not only the website, but also multiple media channels. With input from investigating police agencies the Blue Alert will include details that could assist the public in notifying police with important information. This messaging could include a detailed description of the suspect, any available images, and involved vehicles including: license plate number, make, and model. Alerts are then rapidly sent across multiple broadcast channels such as: the Blue Alert website, radio stations, and television channels. Alerts remain active until rescinded by the investigating agency.

About IN.gov

IN.gov is the official website of the state of Indiana (www.IN.gov) and a service of the Indiana Office of Technology. The IN.gov program is a collaborative effort between the state of Indiana and Indiana Interactive. Indiana Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Indiana. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) .

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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