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Nixle alert system is popular

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  After we told you about a new crime fighting tool the Albany Police Department rolled out a week ago, many of you have taken advantage of it.

Police use the Nixle program to alert you by text message of crime problems, or a missing person in your neighborhood. Sign-up is free. So far, 535 people have registered for the service.

Albany Police hope that will grow.  "I would like to see more people sign up for Nixle so they can be well prepared for when we get into the high volume of the holiday season which will probably start after Thanksgiving so we want to be able to alert folks to different crime prevention measures," said Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Media Manager.

Police encourage neighborhood watch programs to sign up and pass the information on to their members.

All you really need to sign up is a phone number and e-mail address.

You can sign up by clicking on this link:  http://www.nixle.com/

  • Click HERE to go straight to Albany's page within the site

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