E-policing & Alerts

E-policing is our way of using modern up-to-date technology to exchange critical public safety information with the

community.  One of the ways the Taylor Police Department strives to do that is through it's subscription with "Nixle."
 Nixle provides a quick and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to those who subscribe to the free system.  Through www.nixle.com, the depeartment is able to send text messages and e-mail alerts to subscribers n a specific area, down to .25 miles.

Subscribers can log onto to www.nixle.com and choose the information they want to receive and for which locations.

When an incident occurs, police can log onto a secure web site to enter a message that can be sent to the entire community or a specific neighborhood. 

Notifications might be considered in the following instances:

•    A child or an adult with Alzheimer’s walks away from their home.  The alert can include the persons’ photo along with a map of where they were last seen.

•    A public safety emergency that requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes.  A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.

•    A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down roads for several hours. 

•    Other uses:  Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, etc., utility outages, boil water advisories, etc.

Through Nixle, we will be able to send messages securely to citizens by e-email and cell phone. The system will be the most effective when we have a large number of subscribers.  Nixle is a secure communications service available to municipal, county, and state government agencies.  There is NO spam or advertising associated with Nixle Municipal Wire messages.  The system is available at no cost (standard text message rates apply for subscribers who do not have text plans with their cell phone providers.)

To subscribe, click on the above Nixle logo and follow the simple online instructions.  Nixle is a free service.  Subscribers will manage their own profile online and can cancel at any time.  Register today!

Taylor Police also subscribes to "A Child is Missing"  (ACIM).  The program allows us to activate an alert program anytime a child, elderly person or disabled individual goes missing.  ACIM then records the information and sends the alert out to all phone numbers in the affected area.  In order to increase the community involvement, residents ar encouraged to register their cell or unlisted numbers on their website. 

For questions, contact Cmdr. Mary Sclabassi at msclabassi@ci.taylor.mi.us or at 734-374-1531.