P’ville PD now connected with Nixle

By From page B1 | April 24, 2013

Law enforcement has learned that timely information saves lives and prevents rumors. Nixle is a communication system that connects the community with the police department and assists with releasing timely information. Placerville Police Department is now connected with Nixle.

Nixle allows the Placerville Police Department to reach the community quickly and effectively. Officers on the street will be able to send a Nixle message out and the residents will receive real time updates for incidents such as school lockdowns, road closures, missing persons, etc. Additionally, residents can choose how to receive their information by SMS, e-mail, over the Web or by mobile application.

Messages can be targeted to specific geographic regions or groups. For example, the Placerville Police Department will get messages out to school groups to immediately notify them of school lockdowns, or target businesses about burglary suspects. The Police Department can notify tourists coming to town about special events.

The Placerville Police Department encourages all residents of El Dorado County and tourists who often visit the City of Placerville to sign up for Nixle. Please go to and click on the link to sign up. Be sure and put in 95667 as your zip code to get information specific to the City of Placerville. The Placerville Police Department looks forward to keeping you safe through effective communication. Hopefully, you will soon be receiving your first Nixle message from the Placerville Police regarding upcoming events in the city.

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