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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Police encourage residents to sign up for public safety alerts

Frankfort, Ind. – Frankfort Police have partnered with Nixle to implement the company’s Community Notification System to alert residents in real time about localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, this free service provides residents with two simple ways to register to receive the alerts: community members can text their zip code (46041) to 888777 from their mobile phones or they can go to the Police Department’s section of the City’s Web site:  http://frankfort-in.gov/departments-and-services/police-department/ and sign up via the Nixle Widget.

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Alerts settings can be customized by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

“Given it’s free, easy to sign up and so important to receive, we are asking all Frankfort residents to take advantage of this public safety communication service. Information about local emergency situations, advisories and community news will be sent to their phones, so there’s no reason not to register and every reason to be in the know about what’s happening in our city especially regarding emergencies and everyone’s safety,” Bacon said. “We are pleased to partner with Nixle to offer this secure, reliable and easy to access service for those we serve and protect.”

The alerts can be sent in an instant via text, email, through the City’s Web site (www.frankfort-in.gov) and the Nixle mobile app. Nixle is partnered with Nlets, the International Justice and Public Safety Network, for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network and Google for unparalleled reach and two-way information exchange.

More than 7,200 government agencies around the country rely on Nixle for community engagement and emergency communications.