The Wood River Police Department is joining other local law enforcement agencies by partnering with Nixle is a community information service dedicated to helping subscribers stay connected to the information provided by local police departments, schools, community agencies and organizations, and other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you.

Wood River Police Chief Otis Steward says subscribers can receive notifications through either text messaging or on the web.

Steward comments

Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages; alerts, advisories, community information, and traffic. Other local agencies that are affiliated with Nixle include the Sheriff's Departments in Madison and Macoupin County, and the Bethalto Fire Department.