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Nixle comes to Hayward

By Lt. Roger Keener

HAYWARD, Calif. -- The City of Hayward and Hayward Police Department are pleased to announce that beginning April 15, 2013, up-to-date information of critical importance and/or interest to the community will be available to all registered participants through the use of the Nixle Community Information Service which will include a weekly “police blotter” and allow the City to send important, valuable information directly to the community when circumstances warrant it. Messages can be delivered instantly to subscribers via cell phone text messages and e-mail notifications and made available online at Nixle’s web site at

Subscribers can specify multiple zip codes from which they can get regular “police blotter” information to keep up-to-date with what is happening in their neighborhood. The City will use the technology to send messages ranging from crime prevention information to community events to alerts on critical health and safety incidents affecting a specific geographical area. This will be incredibly useful for situations such as an at-risk missing juvenile or an Alzheimer’s patient who has wandered from home.

Subscribers can choose to receive messages by text to their smart phone or through e-mail or both. Signing up for text messaging is as easy as texting the word HAYWARD to 888777. To receive e-mail notifications, simply visit and click on the “Sign Up Free” button. Subscribers can unsubscribe just as easily or change the geographical areas of interest.

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