Have you heard about Nixle?
"We will be notifying Polk County residents about breaking news and emergency situations in their area, when those emergencies are occurring," said Sheriff Judd. "Public safety alerts will be sent straight to our resident's cell phones, and email addresses - and it's free, for us and for our community."
This service, created by Nixle, LLC, will deliver reliable and important public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone, will be sent and received free of charge. (Cell phone users must currently have text capability in order to receive text messages-normal text charges apply depending on the customer's agreement with their cell phone company.)
PCSO members will log into Nixle, and select from alerts, announcements, or advisories, then those messages will be forwarded to those who subscribe to the service.
Residents may visit the PCSO website, www.polksheriff.org, to register/subscribe. Simply look for the Nixle link, and click to register. Users may elect to receive messages via their cell phone, or email or both.
"Our residents depend on us to provide them with immediate information about breaking news events," said Sheriff Judd. "Nixle allows us to provide the news they are seeking without waiting for a news agency to cover the story."
Go to http://www.polksheriff.org/Pages/nixle.aspx to sign up!