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Sheriff's Department unveils program to alert public

SAN BERNARDINO • The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has announced a new notification system, which allows the general public to receive special alerts and information directly from the department.

The Nixle program is being used by the Sheriff's Department to send free geographically-specific emails and text messages directly to the public, according to a sheriff’s news release on Thursday.

Free alert, advisory and community messages include Amber Alerts, arrests, kidnappings, neighborhood-specific alerts and advisories, traffic incidents, road closures, wanted persons, missing persons and crime trends.

Registration for Nixle can be found online at www.sbcounty.gov/sheriff. Those without Internet connections can sign up by calling 211 or (888) 435-7565.

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