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Tyler police offering direct, high tech option to stay informed

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police are going high tech to keep residents in the know.

Nixle is a new online service the department is using to alert users to major traffic accidents, road closures, and even missing persons.

The free service allows users to sign up online to have the notices sent directly from the police department to an email address or a cell phone.

"You can set in the parameter that from 10pm to 8 am, you don't get any," explained Officer Don Martin, with the Tyler Police Department. "It could be a utility problem that we're having, or the power went out in a certain sector...so we're going to get that information out to the public as quick as we can."

Click here to sign up.

You can also follow the Tyler Police Department on Twitter: @TylerPolice.

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