The East Pennsboro Police Department is thrilled to be using Nixle as an additional tool to publish relevant crime information.
Nixle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is Nixle?
A: Nixle is a service where the police can send text messages and E-mails about criminal incidents to residents who sign up for it.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: If there’s something you need to know, you’ll get it instantly!
Q: How much does it cost?
A: It’s FREE! This costs the department nothing. Text message rates may apply.
Q: Is Nixle safe?
A: Yes! Nixle verifies each Police department as part of the account creation process.
We hope that East Pennsboro residents will use this information to make better decisions about securing their property and protecting their loved ones.
To receive E-mails and Text Messages, you MUST SIGN UP for this service through the Nixle website.
Here’s how it works:
The Police post a message to Nixle. This could be a few sentences or a full blog post that contains several paragraphs and pictures. This message will be visible on the public internet for all to see:
This is where it gets exciting!
If you sign up for a free Nixle account, you can have messages delivered to your E-mail and/or cell phone via SMS Text Message.
There are four types of messages:
- ALERT: There is a dangerous suspect on the loose.
- ADVISORY: A rash of car break-ins has occurred in a certain part of the township.
- TRAFFIC: There’s a crash that has traffic stopped on a particular road.
- COMMUNITY: Tips are posted so kids can have a safe trick-or-treat night.
You are in control!
You choose how these messages reach you. For example, you can configure Nixle to only deliver ALERTS… or have all four message types delivered. Here’s a set up tip.
It’s Easy & Safe:
Nixle is free to government agencies, very secure and contains no advertisements. Information shared by users with Nixle is stored on their secure servers in a secure facility. Nixle will not sell personal information to third parties.
Got more questions? Read the FAQ on Nixle’s site: nixle.com/faqs.html