A new community notification system to alert Oxford residents in real-time about localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories is now available.
Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.
There are several simple ways to register:
1. Text 38655 to 888777 from your mobile phone
2. Go to oxfordms.net and sign up via the Nixle Widget
The implementation of the Nixle system will allow Oxford residents to remain up to date on community alerts affecting our area. Residents will be able to customize their settings so that they may opt-in or opt-out on topics that are relevant to them.
The system will be used to notify users of severe weather conditions, game-day traffic alerts, road closures, boil water notices, and community notifications for events such as the Double Decker Festival.
The service is free, secure, reliable and user-friendly.
All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the city of Oxford. Nixle Alerts can be sent via text, email, web and the Nixle mobile app in an instant.
Nixle is partnered with the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System for data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.
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