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Thursday August 29th, 2019 :: 01:55 p.m. EDT


Stay connected to Grand Rapids! Receive important information and updates from the Grand Rapids Police Department.

Residents of Grand Rapids can now receive important, official information directly from the Grand Rapids Police Department through the free Nixle messaging platform. Messages can be delivered by email, SMS text message, through social media, and over the web.
Notification may include: 

  1. Emergency Alerts: Endangered Missing Persons, Active Violence Situation, or any information that if not immediately disseminated, could cause the loss of life or serious injury.
  2. Advisories: Important information such as school lockdowns, barricaded gunman/critical incidents, unexpected major road closures, or a potential gas leak to name a few examples.  These advisories will often be accompanied with instructions for community members or areas to avoid.  
  3. Community: GRPD is proud of our community engagement efforts and often we have a neat story or event that we'd like to share with you.  In order to receive "Community messages" you will need to specifically opt-in to receive those when you customize your user profile at
How to opt-in:
  • Text GrandRapids to 888-777 (best if you want multiple zip code notifications but it will only be snet once)
  • Adjust your notifications to your work, school, or home neighborhood by texting your zip code to 888-777
  • Go to:
Information can be received in any combination:
  1. Online - all notifications can be found at:
  2. Social media: @GrandRapidsPD 
  3. Email: You can choose email notification when you adjust your user profile at
  4. Text Messages: Text "GrandRapids" or zip code to 888-777 to opt-in.  Only Emergency alerts and Advisories will be sent as text messages unless you choose to add Community messages in your profile. Standard text message rates apply.
Nixle is simple to use and built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering geographically targeted information to residents.
Community member questions about the service and its capabilities can be answered through our Frequently Asked Questions page found at Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free community support. Email any questions to [email protected].

1 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 616-456-3400

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