- Thursday March 8th, 2012 :: 10:38 a.m. CST
Sheriff's Office Announces Nixle Alerts for Tuscaloosa County
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will utilize a new communications service, Nixle, effective March 8th, 2012, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest secure technology.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows us 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 the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office web site at www.tcsoal.org and www.nixle.com. You can also sign up for SMS ONLY by TEXTING your Zip Code in Tuscaloosa County to 888777.
You can also download the Nixle App for the iPhone, iPod and iPad in iTunes.
Messages will include Crime Prevention Tips, Bulletins and Press Releases as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
Sheriff Sexton said, “This is another valuable secure tool for us to stay in touch with the citizens we serve and give them valuable information that can improve their quality of life by relaying crime prevention tips, bulletins and other important information to enhance their safety.
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our group.
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. 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 and Facebook, which we have as a live feed on our website, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of Tuscaloosa County can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.tcsoal.org and www.nixle.com.
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
714 1/2 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401