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Mariposa Sheriff Launches New Information Service

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office will introduce a new communications service, effective Apr. 28, that allows them to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

“Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to registered users instantly via cell phone text message, voice dial and/or email,” says the Sheriff’s Office.

“This will allow us to rapidly inform users of emergency information, fire evacuation information, upcoming clinics and classes, missing person(s), press releases, photos & documents, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.”

Users will have the ability to text and email the Sheriff’s Office with tips and photos of criminals/crimes.

“For our office, this service will enable community-policing outreach in new ways. Building a communications structure can help inform, solve crimes, build safer communities and promote a positive dialogue/partnership between residents and their Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Doug Binnewies.

Users can choose the way in which alerts are received, whether by email, text message or on the internet. The service is reported to be secure, reliable and easy to use.

To register simply visit the website at www.mariposacounty.org/sheriff and follow the links to register or text your zip code to 888-777.

“We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.”

About Nixle

Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that 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 via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

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