New alert messaging system to launch in Statesboro

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Statesboro Public Safety is moving to a new communications service starting Jan. 1.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows the agency to send alert messages directly to residents via cell phone, text message, email or online.

Messages can include crime alerts, public advisories, safety and community event information.

Statesboro residents and those in nearby communities sign up for the messaging service by text message, email, and web by registering at Notifications can also be accessed at that website.

Residents can pick which agencies they want to receive alerts from when signing up.

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