City OKs Emergency Notification System Deal

The city council in Wilmington has approved a service agreement for a new emergency notification system. The council approved the deal with Nixle, a company that offers notification services for thousands of law enforcement and government agencies.

Nixle Alerts Are Cathcing On With Police

A free notification system called Nixle is being adopted by government departments across the state and country, allowing police departments to join the flow. Nixle is a free, privately owned notification service which allows verified agencies to instantly send messages to residents via texts, emails, or through their website. The program has  received a lot of press for its facilitating of the recovery of missing people and locating fugitives.

California Police Spreading News Faster With Social Media

The Corona Police Department is now providing more information to the city’s residents, and in ways that a recent study shows many Americans prefer to receive it. Corona police public information officers in November sent their first news releases via Twitter and Nixle, a third-party service that distributes information from public-safety agencies, businesses and other groups.

Cops Increasingly Use Social Media to Connect, Crowdsource

Another tool cops use for communicating with citizens is Nixle, which lets agencies publish alerts, advisories, community information and traffic news. The Oakland, Calif., Police Department (OPD) uses the platform to engage with citizens — an April 17, 2015 post on Oakland PD’s Nixle Community feed informs readers that the department’s Special Victims Section, which is working to put an end to sex trafficking in the city, arrested five individuals for solicitation of prostitution.

Nixle Alerts Keep Community Informed

Another tool cops use for communicating with citizens is Nixle, which lets agencies publish alerts, advisories, community information and traffic news. The Oakland, Calif., Police Department (OPD) uses the platform to engage with citizens — an April 17, 2015 post on Oakland PD’s Nixle Community feed informs readers that the department’s Special Victims Section, which is working to put an end to sex trafficking in the city, arrested five individuals for solicitation of prostitution.