(Victor Valley)– Now you can be alerted to neighborhood-specific alerts and advisories, traffic incidents, road closures, and more with the new Nixle alert system. The Victorville Police and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have adopted the Nixle system to send free geographically-specific e-mails and text messages directly to the public.
“With the Nixle instant notification system, the Sheriff’s Department can communicate accurate, timely, and reliable information directly to the public via your cell phones and email,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops. “Nixle is a great success story of a public-private partnership that enhances public safety at no cost to taxpayers,” he added.
Nixle Alerts: Stay informed and subscribe to up to four types of color-coded alerts (Don’t text and drive. Please only read messages when it is safe to do so):
1. Alert messages (ALERT) are used for Amber alerts, kidnapping and other crimes where immediate public assistance is needed.
2. Advisory messages (ADVISORY) are used for seeking information on crime suspects and public safety messages.
3. Community messages (COMMUNITY) are used to inform residents about safety tips, recent crime trends, and public safety agency special events.
4. Traffic messages (TRAFFIC) are sent to advise of major road closures & collisions.
b. You will now be on the Nixle homepage, click on “residents register now” button.
b. You will be asked to provide your name, address (or closest cross street), e-mail address, and cell number. This information is required to receive geographically specific information.
c. More than one location can be registered.
d. You have the option to define what notifications you will receive and from whom.
e. You may opt out of receiving messages from any of the participating agencies.
f. For text only alerts from SBSD Headquarters using the short code, text 888777 and input the zip code 92415 as your message. (Standard text messaging rates apply).
* Nixle’s Municipal Wire is free to all government agencies and all residents. You will only be charged by your cellular carrier, standard text messaging rates apply according to your plan*