Ontwa launches new information service

Published 11:35 am Thursday, August 20, 2009

EDWARDSBURG – The Ontwa Township – Edwardsburg Police Department is launching a new Community Information Service designed to deliver important and timely information to residents using the latest technology.

This service, created by Nixle, LLC delivers important neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by web, e-mail, and cell phone.
Nixle is free, simple, and trusted.

Nixle is a community information service that alerts you to public safety threats and community events via web, e-mail, and cell phone. Sign up at www.nixle.com to register.
Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com.      Nixle is a new community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and through Web access. Nixle is offered at no cost to all governments, their agencies and organizations, nongovernmental organizations and consumers.

Chief Wray feels that knowledge about events, given to the residents of the community is most important in solving and reducing crimes in the community. With the help of this new information service the police department feels the community will provide much needed information to the police. Armed with this information crimes, such as breaking and entering and larcenies from vehicles and destruction of property should be reduced.
Wray asks all residents to at least look into signing up with Nixle it not only gives you a message about what is going on in the community but also gives you a map of where these events are taking place.

For now, Ontwa Township and Edwardsburg Village residents will be able to receive police-related information and municipal government information via Nixle. Channels providing other kinds of information are expected to be introduced in the future.

Craig Mitnick, the founder and CEO of Nixle, said Nixle differs from current services such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, which provide unauthenticated platforms for connections. Nixle solves that problem by providing a single standardized service for consumers to receive immediate and credible neighborhood-level public safety and community information.