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E-mail Alert Program (Nixle)

Did You Know? - The Torrance Police Department is changing the way we communicate with the public. We will utilize a new communications service, effective immediately, that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology. If you are currently registered in our Email Alert database, we strongly encourage you to register for Nixle. As of January 01, 2011, we will be using Nixle exclusively for email notifications.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's web site at
The service is reliable and free for our group to use.
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, or the whole city, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.
There is NO spam and no hidden cost. Standard text messaging rates do apply.
Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter and Facebook, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
"Nixle is a first-of-its-kind tool for communities that need to provide critical information to their residents," said Craig Mitnick, Founder and CEO. "In today's world, you have to trust the source of your information. Residents of Torrance can rest easy that the local messages they receive are authentic."
Residents of Torrance and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at  
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself. Click Here for instructions on how to complete the registration.