Oakland crime alerts now available through email

January 26, 2012 7:40:47 AM PST
Oakland residents can now receive public safety notifications from the police department on their smart phones.

The Oakland Tribune reports police have started posting crime alerts that can be received through text messages, email or the internet on various neighborhoods.

Yesterday, the department joined 4,600 other agencies across the country in using www.nixle.com It notifies people through texts and emails about alerts in both of OPDs bureaus of field operations. The department has been posting crime alerts on the Nixle website for several months.