Tuesday, January 08, 2013

What's Nixle? Sheriff Signs Up For Service

Residents Provided New Law Enforcement Notification Service
LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office will utilize a new communications service, effective January 15, 2013 that allows sending important community information directly to subscribers using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.

The Sheriff's office says messages will include relevant safety and community event information. “We are excited to offer this free secure, on-line social media site that allows us to communicate to the pubic directly in a variety of ways and in a fast and accurate method”, said Sheriff Steve Whidden.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use, and it’s free.

Subscribers decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. They can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.

Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from a community agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.

Residents of Hendry County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.or send a text message to 888777 with text Hendryso or the zip code that applies to the geographical location.

Whether it’s alerting residents about a missing child, crime suspect, or a major traffic accident, subscribers will receive real-time information when it matters most, said the Sheriff's office.

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