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Holland Public Safety using free web based service to notify the public

The Holland Department of Public Safety has started using a new web based communications service that allows our department to send important and valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service will allow HDPS to create and publish messages to be delivered to 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. This is a FREE, easy-to-use subscription for citizens, businesses and media outlets. Citizens must sign up online to receive the message.

The content of these advisory messages may include: road closures, traffic emergencies, school lock-downs, fire department advisories and other relevant safety and community event information.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for subscribers. Subscribers can choose the format in which they receive alerts: whether it is by email, text message, online or all three! 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 HDPS via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.

Residents of the greater Holland area, news media and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering and subscribing at www.nixle.com.