Troopers urge Alaskans to sign up for Nixle

Screenshot of Nixle homepage. In an effort to better communicate with Alaskans about public safety matters, the Alaska Department of Public Safety is urging all residents to sign up for Nixle, which sends emails directly to cell phones.

In an effort to better communicate with Alaskans about public safety matters, the Alaska Department of Public Safety is urging all residents to sign up for Nixle, which sends emails directly to cell phones.

There are several ways to register, including texting your zip code to 888-777 from your mobile phone. Once a response is received, follow the instructions and reply back with your email address to receive updates. Those who have previously provided their zip code to Nixle to sign up for messages from another agency need not do so again.

Other ways are to visit nixle.com and set up a user profile or visit dpx.alaska.gov and sign up via the Nixle widget at the bottom of the home page.

Residents may customize the Nixle settings on their accounts. As messages are geographically based, Cordova area residents should subscribe to Alaska State Troopers B Detachment for Cordova, Valdez, Glennallen and the Mat-Su Valley. All messages will be targeted geographically, allowing Alaskans to receive localized, relevant messages from their chosen AST detachment(s). Nixle will be utilized to communicate issues of immediate public concern, including highway closures, proactive enforcement campaigns, information in the event of a natural disaster and other emergencies.

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