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The Alexandria Police Department has a new way of getting information out to the community - through e-mail messages and cell phone text messages. The police department is using a website for governmental agencies called Nixle. Residents sign up for free to receive messages from the police department. According to Police Chief Rick Wyffels, the Alexandria Police Department is one of the first in outstate Minnesota to use this company, but said that metro departments and other governmental agencies have u...

Police department uses web to fight crime: Public can receive e-mail alerts

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The Alexandra Police Department has a couple of new ways to get information out to the public - text messages and e-mail.

Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the newspaper last Wednesday that it has signed up with an Internet service that allows residents of the community to sign up for free to receive messages from the police department.

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