SFPD to utilize new communications service

The Town of Seneca Falls Police Department will utilize a new communications service, effective July 1, 2013 that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.The Nixle Community Information Service allows us 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.Messages may include numerous emergency alerts as well as other relevant safety and community event information.The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our department. The basic Nixle service which our department has signed up for is free not only to the department, but the community as well. The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ 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. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted. Residents of the Town of Seneca Falls and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com or by going to the Seneca Falls Police web site at www.senecafallspd.net and click on the nixle icon. We are very excited to have this additional tool to provide quality Public Safety to the community of Seneca Falls. We strongly urge everyone to sign up for this valuable community service. Chief Stuart W. PeenstraTown of Seneca Falls Police Department About NixleNixle 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. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

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