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News Release

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Media Relations

LAPD Creates Text Message System To Communicate With Occupy LA NR11553an

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department has created a special text messaging system in an effort to communicate more efficiently with members of the Occupy LA participants.

On Wednesday, November 23rd, the Los Angeles Police Department enhanced its capability to communicate more efficiently with members of the Occupy LA movement through text messaging.  Beginning November 23rd, anyone wishing to receive messages from the LAPD regarding Occupy LA information can do so through text messaging and e-mail.

To access the LAPD Occupy LA message system, simply text the key phrase “OLA999” to the number “888777” on any text capable telephone.  This will register you with the system and you will receive an auto-response that states “You are now signed up for the LAPD Occupy LA Information Messaging System”.

The LAPD has created this messaging system as a means of improving their ability to communicate important information to the members of the Occupy LA movement and the general public.  The Department is committed to providing information to the public and the Occupy LA participants and this text messaging system will now expand that capability.

Questions regarding this text messaging system can be directed to LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.