In keeping with their great, ongoing work to stay on the cutting edge of technology, our Redwood City Police Department has embarked on another way to communicate with the community. They have just implemented an application called Nixle, and it provides for subscribers (free) to receive public safety info via text and email. When it comes to public safety, I think it’s fair to say that the more ways of communicating, the better. So this is a great new way to be informed. Please read below, and be sure to visit www.redwoodcity.org/police where you can read the full news release, and to see their other online services, including neighborhood crime maps.
The Redwood City Police Department today announced it is now using Nixle to send important and timely public safety information to residents. Nixle Connect allows the department to communicate with the public via text/SMS, e-mail, and Internet posts at no cost. Nixle will be used as the primary resource for distributing secure information to residents over the department’s web-based platforms.
Communications from the Redwood City Police will range from emergency alerts to routine day-to-day information including traffic advisories, missing persons reports, public safety announcements, press releases for high-profile cases, awards and recognition for department efforts, and other relevant information to the area.
Redwood City residents can sign up to receive free, real-time safety information by texting their zip code to 888777 or by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/police , or www.nixle.com . Once registered, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive via text, email, and online.