News Story

 

Thousand Oaks - Police to use Nixle to provide information to the public
8/1/2013 9:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Police to use Nixle to provide information to the public

 

Location:

City of Thousand Oaks

 

Date & Time:

July 30, 2013 / 1:00 P.M.

 

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department

 

Narrative:

 

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will utilize a new communications service that will allow us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

 

Nixle will allow the Thousand Oaks Police Department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone, text message and/or email. Messages may include emergency alerts, crime trends or crime prevention tips as well as other relevant safety and community event information.

 

Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web. This service is free, secure, reliable and easy to use.

 

Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter and Facebook, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.

 

Residents of Thousand Oaks and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.  

 

Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Timothy Lohman

 

Media Release Date:

July 30, 2013

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Timothy Lohman - (805) 371-8362

Tim.lohman@ventura.org

 

Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff

 





 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).