Norcross has new safety communication service

The Nixle Municipal Wire Service is already in place in Lawrenceville, and in 3,000 other communities across the nation. It allows the city police to communicate important information to citizens who opt-in and provide their contact information.

The municipal wire will broadcast emergency advisories, neighborhood alerts, and even general information about road closings or construction delays. Nixle is connected through major network links to all of the major wireless carriers and covers 99 percent of all mobile phones.

Messages can be sent instantly and securely to a single neighborhood or to an entire community, said Norcross Police spokesman Capt. Brian Harr.

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