Washtenaw: Sheriff Alerts

Starting Feb. 8, Washtenaw County residents can receive text message or email alerts through a new service offered by the county sheriff’s office, via Nixle.com. From a Jan. 18 press release issue by Sheriff Jerry Clayton’s office: “Messages may include daily crime summaries as well as other relevant safety and community event information. The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.” To receive the alerts, register at www.nixle.com.