HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here come the alerts...as promised.
It's the first big change from public safety officials after an accused murderer managed to escape from custody.
The alert system will notify the public through email or text message if another security breech happens.
The department had been criticized for not getting an alert out sooner, after murder suspect Teddy Munet escaped on Wednesday.
He eluded authorities for nearly 12 hours.
To sign up for public safety alerts, text your zip code to "888777" or go to www.nixle.com.