Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety is now using Nixle to provide real-time alerts when public safety incidents need to be sent out. Residents can sign up for Nixle by doing the following:
- Go to www.nixle.com and click on “Sign Up Free!”
- Enter the information that is requested. You do not need to provide your home phone number, since Nixle sends texts to cell phones.
- At this point, you can add areas of interest in the Settings tab, or you can respond to the text message sent to your cellphone to specify ZIP codes you want to monitor. This will automatically sign you up for Sunnyvale DPS alerts.
Sunnyvale DPS uses Nixle to send out alerts about school lockdowns, timely traffic incidents, evacuations and shelter-in-place events, and other incidents that residents may want to monitor.