Nixle informs citizens of police activity

One year ago, the Oak Ridge Police Department began using a new community notification system called Nixle. The system uses text and email messages to alert subscribers to critical events happening in the city — and it seems to be popular. Since November 2014, the system has steadily grown to about 2,000 subscribers. It went from zero to 1,500 text subscribers and from zero to 500 email subscribers in that one year alone.