August 24, 2013
As The Police News prepares to undergo some major changes in the way we deliver the news, we want you, our readers, to know we will be relying heavily on the Internet, this website, to accomplish that.
The website has steadily grown to where online subscribers out number our print readers, and while there is a concentration of subscribers along the Texas Gulf Coast and Southeast Texas, we have subscribers from all over Texas and the United States.
As new subscribers sign on with their ZIP code, we add that area to our coverage of police news so all subscribers are included in our coverage. You may have noticed that we are delivering more news stories than in the past. This is because of the growth in the number of subscribers.
You may have also noticed that we are using more and more video reports from television stations everywhere. We have assumed you would rather see it in video than have to read it line by line. We invited your feedback on this.
You will also notice the increased number of press releases we are receiving from police agencies all across Texas. These agencies have found that residents in their areas are reading The Police News, and they are using The Police News to reach those residents. The list of agencies is also growing by the day. This enables The Police News to bring you 'tomorrow's news today'. By that we mean, you may read it here today, and in the newspaper tomorrow, or maybe even the next day, or maybe never.
We will soon initiate a premium program for readers who send us, via email, photos from scenes of news worthy events. The premiums will come in the form or gift certificates from various merchants. When we begin this, we will publish the guidelines for submitting photos and the backup information supporting the photo.
We are now aggressively seeking new advertisers to join those already onboard our website. If you are a business owner/manager, we would like to opportunity to present our advertising packages to you. If you know someone who may be interested, please refer them to us. We think we can delivery more results for each advertising dollar spent than most media sites of our kind.
One again, we invite your comments, suggestions, recommendations, as we start beefing up this site to deliver the most current and complete police news to our subscribers.
Breck Porter, Editor