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We rolled Nixle out several months ago on a test basis to see if there was a public interest, said Chief Reuben Shortnacy. The community is responding favorably so we want to move forward, advertise and get as many signed up as possible. Public Safety is most often improved when both the community and police work together. Providing information when appropriate to empower the community is an element that I believe improves the safety of a community.
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Residents of Corcoran and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com. Those who have smart phones can sign up by texting 888-777 with 93212 in the message line.