Melbourne Beach Offers Emergency Alert Service
By Space Coast Daily // July 11, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Beach Police Department has added a new electronic emergency notification service for residents and visitors.
The new system provides emergency alerts, including the use of text messages or through e-mails that can provide life-saving information.
The service is provided by Nixle Connect and gives police agencies the ability to communicate with the public via SMS, e-mail and internet postings at no cost.
Communications range from emergency alerts to routine day-to-day information such as traffic and missing person’s reports, safety tips, crime information, community outreach programs and special events.
Citizens may register to receive messages from Melbourne Beach Police and other local agencies by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777.
Online registration also is available at [sws_custom_underline_hyperlinks link_type=”http://” link=”www.nixle.com” link_name=”www.nixle.com” line=”none” border_width=”1″ space=”0″ text_color=”” line_color=”” bkgcolor=”” hover=”hover1″] [/sws_custom_underline_hyperlinks]
There is no charge for registering to receive the public safety alerts, but standard text messaging rates associated with your mobile phone service will apply.
“This is another effective tool for our department in our communication efforts with our residents,” said Melbourne Beach Police Chief Dan Duncan. “By providing information directly to the public we have a stronger partnership with the community and our officers in our effort to reduce crime and increase public safety in our neighborhoods.”
For more information, call 321-723-4343.