The Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) and the Williamston Police Department have partnered to start a phone text and email alert system. The service is being introduced following a request by members of the GWBA for a text alert type system to warn business owners of incidents or issues they should be aware of.
While the GWBA is partnering with the Williamston Police Department to initially get the alert system started, the service is available to the public too, Marsee said. It is a free service, however there are upgrades which can be purchased from the company, he said.
Anyone in the 29697 zipcode who is interested in receiving the locat alerts can signup on the Nixel website at www.nixle.com using the Williamston zipcode.
Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee said the new community safety program will use the Nixle phone text alert system.
Nixle provides innovative technology which uses real time messaging for public alerting and private messaging.
The communication system will allow the Williamston Police Department to connect with businesses and residents who sign up to receive the messages that will be sent out.
Business owners and residents who sign up for the free service will receive three types of alert messages that could be sent out from the Williamston Police Department.
According to Marsee the messages could be an Alert, an Advisory or general Community Information.