Residents Can Now Receive Real Time Public Safety Messages Through New System
Derry Township has launched Nixle to implement a new community notification system to provide real-time alerts about localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.
This new system replaces the old Code Red alert system. All residents are encouraged to sign up for Nixle as soon as possible. If people currently receive emergency notifications from Derry Township via Code Red, they will still need to sign up for the new system.
Residents may choose one of three simple ways to register:
- Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone
- Go to the Derry Township website at derrytownship.org and sign up via the Nixle link
- Visit www.Nixle.com to register
Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text on their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a user profile. You may also add the Nixle app to your phone to receive notifications.
“The new emergency notification system will allow us to send important messages to residents via text, email and home phone – depending on the urgency of the message and how residents wish to be notified. It also allows us to customize messages based on geography, so if there’s a situation that only impacts people in one neighborhood, we can target those notifications,” said Derry Township Police Chief Garth Warner.
Nixle messages are also connected to Derry Township’s Facebook and Twitter pages to help expand the communications efforts.
Nixle is also used in communities near Derry Township including Middletown, Susquehanna Township, and South Londonderry Township.
If residents have any questions or need assistance registering with Nixle, they may call the Derry Township Police Department at 717-534-2202.