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Kidder Twp. police offering residents new alert service

Published March 16. 2012 05:01PM

The Kidder Township Police Department is utilizing a new high-tech communications service that allows them to send important, valuable community information directly to residents.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows police 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

Messages may include: Police activity: avoid area, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use, police said.

The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers 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.

Residents of the township and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at Nixle web site.

Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access.

Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories.

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