FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that it has launched several social media accounts to help inform the public of the department’s activities as a part of its community outreach program.
A news release said the Sheriff’s Office will use social media to put out press releases, make public service announcements and notifications, and to allow people to interact with department personnel.
The social media campaign consists of three different sites, including Nixle, Facebook and Twitter. All three are free, although they each require users to register before using the site.
The Nixle Community Information Service (www.nixle.com) allows the Sheriff’s Office to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cellphone text message and/or email, the release states. Messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a quarter-mile radius of a designated geographical area, giving them the opportunity to receive information relevant only to their neighborhood.
Residents chose which local agencies from which they want to receive information.
Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message or over the Web. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s website. Find the Sheriff’s Office on Nixle by signing on and searching for Solano County Sheriff’s Office.
Facebook (www.facebook.com) users can sign on and again search for Solano County Sheriff’s Office and “like” the page. Users of Twitter (www.twitter.com) can follow the Sheriff’s Office under the handle @SolanoSheriff.
Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.