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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office launches Nixle communication software

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

If you live in Beaufort County, you now have a direct link to the Sheriff's Office for the latest information on emergencies and events.

The Sheriff's Office premiered Nixle on Friday.

It's a communications software that sends out text, email and phone alerts in real time.

Whether it's road closures, active investigations or community events, the Sheriff's Office said Nixle will be an invaluable tool for mass communication.

"If we have a severe traffic accident on a certain part of a road and we can offer you detour information before you ever leave your home, it's a huge opportunity for us to communicate with the general public in a real time situation," said Sheriff PJ Tanner.

Funding for Nixle came from a $13,000 federal grant, but it is free for the public to use.

To sign up, visit here

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