SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department, in an effort to increase communications with individuals who live or work in the City, has amended its current contract with the Nixle Alert System to include text notifications. The Department uses Nixle to provide information on severe weather, traffic congestion and accidents, missing persons, local events and more to people who live and work in the Summit community.

“The Nixle community alert system provides the Summit Police Department with the ability to send real-time public safety messages on localized news and emergency situations to citizens who live or are employed within the City of Summit,” said City of Summit Police Chief Robert Weck. “People can opt-in to receive alerts from the SPD by text or email. The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our department.”

While Nixle is used by the Summit Police Department to relay real time information to send alerts and advisories, official emergency communications from the City of Summit are provided through the Swift Reach emergency notification system. 

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Weck added, “I strongly advise citizens to opt-in for Nixle alerts and sign up for Swift Reach emergency notifications to be prepared for any possible event or emergency.”

To receive text alerts by Nixle, citizens are advised to text 07901 to 888777 to opt-in.