Nixle Community Alert System

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Nixle is a FREE community information service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police department and your local community agencies and organizations, and the important information from other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you.

Message Types

Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are three types of messages:

  • Alerts - Many would refer to this as an emergency-type alert
  • Advisories - Less urgent, need-to-know information
  • Community information - Day-to-day, neighborhood to community-level information

Receiving Information

The Nixle service is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web.

Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email, and computer.


Go to the Nixle website to sign up for this free service.

Registration Information
Anyone can view information by going to the Nixle website - no registration is necessary. However, to customize the information you receive and the locations you receive it from, in addition to receiving information by text message and/or email, you must set up an account. Once registered, you can personalize your locations and your preferences, making the service fit your needs.

For more information, see Nixle's FAQs.