New app sends Dunwoody residents real-time public safety alerts

The Dunwoody Police Department has partnered with Nixle, makers of an information system for mobile devices to implement its Community Notification System. The Nixle app will alert residents in real-time for localized emergency

situations and relevant community advisories, according to a press release.

As a resident, there are several ways to register. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone or go to

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device.

Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to and creating a User Profile. The service is secure, reliable, and easy to use for our organization.

All alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the Dunwoody Police Department. Nixle Alerts can be sent via text, email, web, and the Nixle mobile app in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for reach and two-way information exchange.