The Manhattan Beach Police Department has officially launched its use of Nixle, a public safety communications system, used by a multitude of police departments including the Torrance Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Police Chief Eve R. Irvine had told community members gathered at recent crime prevention presentations last month the department would begin to use Nixle to communicate with the public.
The department's first message reads, "... subscribers will receive up-to-date information of critical importance and/or interest to the Manhattan Beach community delivered instantly..." The notifications are also be available online on the Nixle web site.
Text your zip code to 888777 to sign up for Manhattan Beach's Nixle alerts via text message. Sign up online here.