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Colonie Police Department has joined a new communication system called Nixle. Nixle Nixle is free to join and updates important, valuable community information directly to residents or anyone who works or frequents the town. Information and messages regarding advisories, real time emergency information, as well as other relevant safety and community event information are shared instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Residents of the Village of Menands also have an emergency alert system called First Call.


NY-ALERT, the New York State All-Hazards Alert and Notification web-based Portal, went online June 1. This portal - - offers one-stop shopping through which State and local governments can provide emergency information to a defined audience (local, county, regional or statewide). 

The public can use RSS (Real Simple Syndicate) reader technology to begin receiving automatic updates from NY-ALERT for events statewide, or for just their community. In August people will be able to subscribe on the NY-ALERT website to receive emergency information via email, phone call (traditional, VOIP, or cell), fax, or via cell phone or pager text messages. 

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