Would you like to know if there are break-ins in your neighborhood? If a child has gone missing? If police are searching for a suspect? Residents can now sign up for community alerts from the Cedar Springs Police Department.
Like other area police agencies, such as Rockford and Howard City, the Cedar Springs Police Department has become an active member of Nixle. Nixle offers a free program for law enforcement agencies to send out police alerts, messages and other community news. Those who sign up can receive messages by text or e-mail, and there are no advertisements sent out to those who register.
Howard City Police were recently able to identify and arrest a couple on fraud charges in one day after sending out their photo on Nixle to area subscribers.
To receive Cedar Springs Police Department alerts and news, you must first register at nixle.com. From this site you can select the police agencies you wish to receive news from. The police do not see who has registered and they do not receive this information from Nixle.
“My goal is to publish messages that are pertinent and timely,” said Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent. “Look at this as one more way to receive your community news. Remember, our news may not make the evening news on TV but is still very important to us who live or work within the City of Cedar Springs.”