Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Now Using Nixle To Alert Citizens

Date posted - March 26, 2013

nixleSibley, Iowa — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is using a new technology.

Sheriff’s Office personnel say that the system, called “Nixle” will allow them to send important, valuable community information directly to residents. The system lets authorities create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email.

sheriff doug weberOsceola County Sheriff Doug Weber tells us how it got started.

He says there are several situations in which Nixle would be helpful.

He says besides missing persons, they can also send out messages about traffic hazards, road closures, weather alerts and more.

He tells us how you can sign up for the Nixle service.

The messages can be sent to a very specific radius, set up by the Sheriff’s Office on a per-message basis. You can decide the agencies from which you want to receive messages, and how to recive the messages, by text, email, or both.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Sheldon Emergency Management Agency are also using Nixle.

Weber says while you’re on the Sheriff’s Office web site, you can also sign up for another important service called “A Child Is Missing”. He says each service is just another tool to get important messages to the public.

Click here to go to the Osceola County Sheriff’s web site.

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