Madera Police Chief Steve Frazier announced Thursday two free online programs the department is now using to stay connected with the community and encourage neighbors to help each other.
The department is asking residents to sign up for Nixle and Nextdoor, which the police established local connection to last month.
Nixle is an up-to-date information communication system that allows police to notify recipients, via e-mail and text message, about important happenings in their vicinity.
To register, users must visit www.nixle.com, click on “Sign Up Free!”, create an account, enter the e-mail address or cell phone number where he or she would like to receive messages, enter his or her address and click “I Accept. Sign Me Up.” ...