The type of information that may be sent out through Nixie could be traffic alerts, safety tips and local crime information, as well as other topics that are thought to be important to local residents, according to a press release from Macungie PD.
Residents can subscribe to Nixle by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777, the release says. They will be instantly registered to receive text messages from the Macungie Police Department or other police agencies in this area.
Or residents can create an account at www.nixle.com and select the information they would like to receive and how they would like to receive it -- choosing among text message, email, mobile application or web browser, the release explains.
There is no charge to subscribe to any part of the Nixle service.