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Nixle - Community Alert Notification System
Posted: September 06, 2019
Community Alert Notification System
The Township of Byram will be embarking on our new primary community notification system beginning in September 2019. We are pleased to offer the Nixle Community Alert System to the members of our community. This free system allows community members to register to receive email and/or text notifications directly from the Township of Byram and can get instant notices about everything from gas leaks to missing persons, traffic accidents, road closures and local community events and activities.
Nixle, LLC developed this secure messaging technology to open trustworthy, reliable communications between governmental agencies and the communities they serve. Only authenticated agencies and organizations are permitted to use Nixle, which prevents false messages and impersonations. These alerts are provided through the secure Nixle site, which is used by over 3000 public safety agencies around the U.S.A. and is dedicated to providing verified public safety and community information to those who live, work and commute through our town.
With Nixle, the user can choose to have messages sent to their text capable phone, email, both or simply log on to Nixle and view the messages. Levels of messages sent can also be chosen to lessen the amount of texts sent or increase the connection to the Township of Byram.
Nixle users can also set unlimited locations, such as home, work and school, to stay informed about area incidents as well as widespread notifications. Just as our messages are secure, so is your information. Nixle does not track users and does not allow advertising on their site. No third party will be contacting you or spamming you after you submit your registration information.
The Township of Byram endeavors to send alert and advisory messages only when alerting the public is necessary. If you choose to receive community messages, you may also receive an occasional message regarding important events such as upcoming community events and activities. Frivolous messages will not be sent, and your email and text boxes will not be filled with spam by these messages. We want you, the community, to know that when you receive a message from us, it is important. Nixle is just one more way the Township of Byram is working with the community to keep residents safe and informed.
The Township of Byram encourages every citizen to sign up today to receive these messages and begin connecting with the Township of Byram. Nixle will become your primary source for accurate, up to date information from the Township of Byram so don’t delay, sign up today!
Remember, if we can’t reach you, we can’t inform you so please take a moment to sign up using one of the following options.
SIGN UP OPTIONS:
1) CLICK AND ENTER CONTACT INFORMATION: Nixle Community Notifications
2) Text the keyword Byram to 888-777. Then when prompted, follow the directions to enter your current e-mail address and you’ll be signed up to receive important alerts, advisories and community notifications from Byram Township.
CLICK: Nixle Implementation Plan