January 6, 2017 – The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

As a resident, you can register for this service by texting your zip code to 888777. Standard texting and messaging rates may apply.

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

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

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the Sheriff’s Office. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Web, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

Editor’s note: This system does not replace Nevada County’s CodeRED notification system. “Nixle will be used as an opt-in only notification system that will be used for community outreach and information. CodeRed will still be used for emergency notifications,” according to Captain Jeff Pettitt.