The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office will utilize a new communications service, effective September 1, 2012 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 areas to avoid because of ongoing safety concerns, road closures as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
Sheriff Raymond Loera explained the motivation for using the new technology, “As we continue to move the Sheriff’s Office forward we looked for ways to reach out to the most people in the least amount of time in an emergency. This new program allows us to do just that, with no cost to the Sheriff’s Office or to the people of Imperial County.”
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use.
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. 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 Imperial County can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by filling out the form below.