From the Pleasanton Police Department:
The launched a new community notification service called “NIXLE,” designed to expand community outreach efforts with people who live, work, and visit Pleasanton.
Nixle allows the police department to communicate with the public via text message, e-mail, and Internet posts regarding public safety alerts, in-progress crimes, traffic advisories, missing persons, and press releases. Nixle is a secure communications service available to municipal, county, and state government agencies.
Nixle is free to subscribers however, standard text message rates may apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers. Subscribers will receive real-time safety information by texting their zip code to 888777 or by visiting www.nixle.com.
Once registered, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive via text, email, and online. There is no spam or advertising associated with Nixle messages and this service is no cost to the City.
Founded in 2007, Nixle is the leader in trusted notification services for law enforcement and government agencies. More than 4,800 government agencies throughout the United States use Nixle to communicate with residents via SMS mobile text messaging, email, the Web, and mobile applications. Over 700,000
citizens rely upon the system. Nixle is strategically partnered with the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (Nlets) to offer the only public messaging service.
For more information, visit http://www.pleasantonpd.org/police/ or www.nixle.com.
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