The Bourne Police Department has partnered with Nixle to provide real time community alerts to notify citizens of events that are important to them. Residents who sign up for this FREE* service will be alerted by text message and/or email as soon as the Bourne Police Department posts an alert that affects the citizen's neighborhood. iPhone, iPad and Android apps are also available to display alerts. Examples of alerts would include, but are not limited to, road closures, unusual police events, requests for assistance, weather alerts, parking bans, and missing persons.
Once a resident has signed up for the service, they will start receiving alerts as soon as the Bourne Police Department posts an alert. Historical alerts can also be viewed on the Bourne Police Nixle Website.
Nixle allows the Bourne Police Department to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest 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. 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. 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.
The Bourne Police Department is excited to add this additional resource to help notify the community in the case of emergencies, traffic incidents and other public safety events.
Please email Sergeant Brandon Esip with any questions relating to the service and its use by the Bourne Police Department.
*For users who sign up for SMS/Text alerts, standard text messaging rates apply as specified by your carrier (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.)
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