POLICE bosses are encouraging residents to sign up to their SYP alerts system which helps keep communities ‘in the loop’.

South Yorkshire Police are hoping that 100,000 more people sign up to the service in the next few months.

When you sign up to the alerts system you are able to choose to receive the latest news and appeals from officers who are in your area, local crime information and crime prevention advice.

It can be delivered to you directly by either text, email or voice message.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “You can choose exactly what news you receive - it can be completely tailored to your interests and preferences.

“Registering for alerts is free and once you have signed-up, you can choose how you want to receive the messages and what you want to receive messages about.

“Alerts can also be translated into more than 100 languages, meaning if English isn’t your first language, you can still access the latest news and get to know your local policing team in a way that’s accessible for you.”

To sign up, click here.