LOMPOC, Calif. – The Lompoc Police Department has announced it will provide information to the public through the Nixle Community Information Service. The service allows the department to send messages to subscribers through text messaging and/or email and web access. Messages can include warnings for natural or manmade disasters, crime prevention advisories as well as any important community event information. The service is free and is already being used by other agencies on the Central Coast, including the San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara police departments. For more information, see story below.
Story provided by the Lompoc Police Department
The Lompoc Police Department has added Nixle as an additional communications service, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows the Department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's web site at www.nixle.com or by the link featured on the City of Lompoc Web site at www.cityoflompoc.com.
Messages may include information regarding critical events, natural disasters, hazardous weather advisories, warming shelter openings, and crime prevention advisories, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
The service is secure, reliable and free of charge to subscribers and the City of Lompoc. 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 our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of Lompoc and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com. Lompoc Valley organizations currently using Nixle include the Lompoc Police Department, Lompoc Unified School District, and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services.
Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access.
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