The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Rio Grande Police Department and University of Rio Grande Police Department have each announced that they are now part of the Nixle notification system.
The Nixle service is free and trusted, according to a press release issued by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, and is designed to deliver important and timely information to Gallia County citizens using the latest technology. Each agency will be able to notify residents of emergency situations in their respective areas.
Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said his office will utilize the service to inform residents about various emergency situations including road closings, emergency level advisories and anything that the agency is in involved in that could directly affect the public.
According to Village of Rio Grande Police Chief Danny Day, the village will now be able to notify village residents of emergencies, lock downs and road closures.
At the University of Rio Grande, Chief John Perry said through the system students can stay informed on weather related school closings, emergency situations and important information regarding the emergency sirens.
Both the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and URG Police Department have direct links to the service on their Web sites. To register, visit www.nixle.com and click on the “residents sign up now” tab.