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Spink County Sheriff Office to use new service

Posted: Thursday, Apr 12th, 2012

Redfield, SD - The Spink County Sheriff's Office will utilize a new communications service, effective April 16th, 2012, that allows them to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows them to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone test message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's web site at www.nixle.com.

Messages may include Road Closures, Snow Removal, Weather Alerts, as well as other relevant safety and community event information. In today's world, most everybody carries his or her cell phone with them. In the event of an emergency you would be notified immediately. Even if you are away from the area this notification system keeps you informed.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for citizens.

Messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a 1/4 mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. 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 the Spink County Sheriff's Office via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.

Residents of Spink County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.

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