The Los Angeles Police Department continues to expand the use of Nixle as a communication platform.
Since piloting Nixle in October 2009, the Los Angeles area user base has grown from a few hundred to well over 40,000 and growing. Nixle is a service that is free to the City of Los Angeles and to the community.
Nixle is the first professional-grade mass communications platform which allows the police department to establish “short codes” to communicate with specific groups.
Nixle has awarded grant monies to the three communities where it is most used. (Topanga Area – $5000, Wilshire Area – $3000 and West Valley Areas $2000).
Chief Beck said, “Employee wellness is on my list of goals for 2010, and especially in these uncertain budgetary times, I am sure that the Nixle awards will be put to good use.