Through Nixle, the Police Department can send text messages, emails and Internet posts with public safety alerts, crimes in progress, traffic advisories, missing persons and press releases. The service is free to subscribers who have text plans with their cell phone providers; standard text message rates may otherwise be applied.
Subscribers will receive real-time safety information by texting their zip code to 888777 or by visiting www.nixle.com. Once registered, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive.
There is no spam or advertising associated with Nixle messages and this service is no cost to the city, according to a press release from the Police Department.
Founded in 2007, Nixle is available to municipal, county and state government agencies, and more than 4,800 government agencies throughout the United States are using it to communicate with their residents.
For more information, visit www.pleasantonpd.org/police/ or www.nixle.com.