San Angelo Police Credit Nixle and the Community for Locating Missing Children

Last Friday evening, San Angelo LIVE! reported on two missing children based on a Nixle alert, and today, the San Angelo Police Department credits both this Nixle message and a driver in alerting area agencies and the community about the disappearance and assisting in the quick recovery of the children.

How Silicon Valley is Playing Defense to Prep for a Super Bowl Blitz

Although Everbridge is on the communications end—and isn’t involved in surveillance—they’re part of a continuum of companies that includes suppliers of mobile phone surveillance devices, facial-recognition software attached to security cameras, and license plate scanners deployed on local highways and in event venues.

Missing Mt. Juliet Child Found Safe

A citizen, connected to Mt. Juliet’s Nixle Alerts, spotted the missing 9-year-old child near Rutland Elementary school. Staff at Rutland Elementary then took the child into safety around 6:35 p.m. until police arrived.

Chocolate Lovers Festival

FAIRFAX CITY, VA: Want to get some “sweet” text messages on your phone? For text updates on the upcoming Chocolate Lovers Festival in the City of Fairfax, text CHOCOLATE to 888-777.

Super Bowl Live Incident Alerts on Your Phone

Bay Area agencies are working together to make sure communications before, during and after the Super Bowl go smoothly have formed the Joint Information Center. They are rolling out a system of real-time alerts starting today. All people need is a cell phone.

Search Called Off for Person who Attacked Police Officer in Santa Cruz

Police have not yet said what started the attack, but officers surrounded the area of Windsor, Branciforte Avenue and Ocean View Avenue about 5 p.m., said Santa Cruz police Lt. Dan Flippo. A Nixle alert was sent to subscribers about police activity about 5:20 p.m.

About 5:50 p.m., a second Nixle alert stated that police finished their search and did not find the suspect.

Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting

The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that an apparent attack on a police officer Thursday night caused Santa Cruz Police to issue a Nixle alert, urging neighborhood residents to stay in their homes while the search was conducted.

The search for the suspect has since been called off, but police would like to hear from anyone that may have information about the incident.

Woman in Custody After Standoff

Police were advised that a depressed, armed woman was refusing to leave a residence on the 1100 block of Jefferson Street around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Baraboo Police Department.

The Sauk County Critical Incident Negotiations and Emergency Response Teams were called in and isolated the area. Through the Nixle alert system, authorities advised people to stay away from that location.

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“‘The public got these notifications, hospital employees got this, the media got this and the police and fire personnel got this. So law enforcement at each intersection would know ‘okay, in about five minutes I need to shut down my intersection because they’ll be flowing through,’ Coker says.

Each notification was received in less than 30 seconds. The notifications would say something like ‘Ambulance package 9 is leaving Trinity.’ One by one, ambulances made uneventful trips to Grandview as Trinity staff slowly closed down parts of the hospital. The last ambulance left Trinity before noon, making the move an incredibly effective (not to mention cost-efficient) success.”

Mayor: Police Tech Keeps Us Safe

The department has partnered with NIXLE, an open communication platform that allows citizens to sign up to receive real time alerts via text message, email or social media applications regarding severe weather events, traffic and safety hazards and crime events as well as advisory messages regarding neighborhood meetings, crime trends and sex offender residency appeals.