Troopers’ use of Nixle Alert System ends Thursday, June 30, 2022

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 4:29 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - One of our law enforcement agencies is changing how it communicates with the public via the smartphone.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Alaska State Troopers (AST) will be launching a new statewide alerts system where you can receive the latest updates to your phone, tablet or computer. You will be able to subscribe to email or text alerts through the new system.

The existing Nixle based alert system used by AST will end Thursday, June 30, 2022 and no long be available.

“While Nixle was a great partner for the Department of Public Safety over the last several years, our new alerting tool will provide us greater flexibility and capabilities and allow for growth into the future,” said Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell. “We are committed to providing Alaskans with timely information about our operations in their communities, and this new alerting tool will help us continue to meet that goal.”

According to the Alaska Department of Public Safety Public Information Office, the new system will provide alerts related to significant law enforcement activity in an area, evacuation information, missing persons bulletins, suspect information, and other timely alerts.

The new alert system will join the Alaska 511 road closure system and the AKTIPS anonymous crime tip tool for submitting anonymous crime tips to law enforcement.

The State of Alaska will continue to use the Amber Alert and Silver Alert systems partnering with the Alaska Broadcasters Association and Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

To sign up and stay connected with real-time emergency notifications via email and SMS alerts visit the Alaska Department of Public Safety website.

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