The Town of Ogden Dunes (though the Ogden Dunes Police Department) uses NIXLE as the Ogden Dunes community alerting platform to share immediate information that may be of interest to residents, home-owners, and visitors.
NIXLE enables Ogden Dunes to communicate in a secure way and share multimedia content over a trusted mobile platform. NIXLE supports secure enterprise grade communications for both public and private messaging.
Please sign up for NIXLE at https://local.nixle.com/register in order to receive information that may impact our community (e.g. road closures, railroad crossing blockages, water main breaks, public safety operations, etc.).
NIXLE will send you an email and/or SMS text message.
Anyone can view information by going to www.nixle.com without registering. However, to customize the information you receive and the locations you receive it from, in addition to receiving information by text message and/or email you must set up an account. Once registered you can personalize your locations and your preferences, making the service fit your needs.
Notification on the web about this: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5480746/?sub_id=188409
For emergency alerts and to set up a 911 profile, please do so at smart911.com.
Over 70% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones.
When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location.
This does not bode well in an emergency when seconds count, particularly if you or your loved ones have medical conditions, or if there is a fire.
With Smart911, both 9-1-1 call takers and first responders know exactly what you want them to know in any kind of emergency.