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.

Is Your Hospital Moving? Check Out These Effective Patient Transfer Techniques

“‘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.

Escaped Inmate Recaptured Thanks to Nixle

“With the assistance of the public, after receiving a Nixle message, Chris Rolfes, Harrison, Ohio, being held for a forgery probation violation, is back in custody after a nine-hour search, said an e-mailed Nixle message from RCSO at 9:57 a.m. Nov. 29.”

Police Arrest Columbia Man after Finding Bomb in Car

“Authorities sent a Nixle alert at about 6:20 p.m. saying the Columbia Police Department had shut down Stadium between West Boulevard and Carrie Franke Drive. Police later expanded the road closure, shutting down West Boulevard from Sunset Drive to Stadium and closing Stadium from Forum Boulevard to Providence Road. ”

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.

HAZMAT Training Helps Fire Department and Residents Stay Safe

A simulated HAZMAT leak is an important exercise for the Midland Fire Department. Countless industries in the area use chemicals that can be harmful and the Fire Department is making sure they are ready for anything. If a leak does happen, the city is ready to send out alerts via Nixle to their residents and advise them on what to do in this situation.

Alerts Notify Drivers when Bridges ‘Open’

Openings happen once a day on average on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, and a little more than five times a week on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. The Burlington County Bridge Commission uses Nixle, a national text-and-e-mail notification system also used by many police departments and public safety agencies, to alert motorists to imminent openings.

Residents Alerted of Water Main Break

When a water main broke in Fort Lee, many schools and camps were forced to close. Residents were able to reach residents through Nixle to alert them of what had happened and further progress.