Truckee Police launches social networking communications network |

Truckee Police launches social networking communications network

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee Police Department will utilize a new communication strategy, effective immediately, officials announced last Thursday.

The Nixle Community Information Service will allow the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribers instantly via cellphone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixleand#8217;s web site at

Messages may include information about ongoing cases, attempts to locate, warnings and alerts, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.

and#8220;Nixle will better connect us with all who live, work, and play in Truckee,and#8221; said Truckee Police Chief Adam McGill in a statement. and#8220;This system allows us to alert users to important information within seconds using their cell phones, email, our web page, Twitter and Facebook.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s like a bullhorn, only our reach is far greater with more information. The service is secure, reliable, and easy to use. Nixle is just one of the exciting ways we are interacting with our community.and#8221;

According to the press release, messages can be configured by the department to notify residents registered geographically near a specific incident, or broadcast over the entire subscriber group.

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

Anyone may sign up for Nixle, which is free to both Truckee Police and subscribers, who may also follow more than one agency. As an example, a second home owner in Truckee may follow TPD and his or her home agency.

Residents may register by visiting the Nixle website at

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