The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has begun to utilize a new communications service that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at

Messages include information from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office as well as our Office of Emergency Services which will advise the public of relevant safety and community event information.

Messages will advise the public of instances of critical police activity, missing persons, fire information, severe weather, school safety, utility failures or dangers, gas leaks, traffic conditions, road closures, and other information that may impact our citizens. Messages will be aimed at providing the most immediate and critical information to our subscribers for their use in remaining safe and being informed during emergencies.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our group.

Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.

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

Residents of Glenn County and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.

About Nixle

Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit