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February 11, 2011 > Fremont Police celebrates first 2,000 NIXLE followers

Fremont Police celebrates first 2,000 NIXLE followers

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Within a year after Fremont Police started distributing public safety notifications using the Nixle community notification service, Fremont has reached more than 2,000 NIXLE followers. "We have watched the number of followers grow over the last couple of months and are excited to have reached this point," said Geneva Bosques. "Our highest spike was shortly after the shooting of Officer Todd Young, when our numbers literally doubled over night. We hope to continue expanding our use of NIXLE over time but need your help in continuing to get the word out. By sharing the information you receive, you are spreading the word and the value of this communication tool," said Bosques.

According to Detective Bill Veteran, this system is most effective when we have large numbers of subscribers. Residents who haven't signed up already can sign up at www.nixle.com to see how the system works and receive alerts for both work and home.

There are other ways to stay connected with the City of Fremont. You can stay connected with the City of Fremont by enrolling in the City of Fremont's Community Alert System, registering to receive eNews subscriptions and/or by following the City on Twitter.

City of Fremont also has a Community Alert System, CodeRED, provided by the Emergency Communications Network. The Community Alert System is a high-speed notification system that gives City officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency alerts and non-emergency notifications to targeted geographic areas or the entire city. You can enroll to receive notifications by email, SMS (text), and cell or work numbers. Community Alert System notifies homes and businesses of situations that pose imminent threat to life or health, such as evacuations, hazardous materials releases or spills, barricaded criminal suspects, and floods and fires in an immediate area. The City also plans to use the system for non-emergency, time-sensitive information, such as road closures, scheduled major maintenance work, planned traffic impacts, missing persons, criminal descriptions, and City events.

Signing up for Fremont's Community Alert System is simple and free. The first step is to log on to www.Fremont.gov/CommunityAlert, and follow the links to enroll land-line telephone numbers, cell numbers, text, e-mail, or all of them. Standard text messaging charges apply. Enrollment in this system is necessary because the City only has access to the 911 database, which consists of primary residential and business land-line telephone numbers. The data collected will only be used for community alerts and notifications.

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