Public Safety (Police & Fire)

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The system is most effective when there are large numbers of subscribers!

The Huntington Woods Department of Public Safety has a Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to provide communication with people who live, work, and visit our city. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through, the Public Safety Department is able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers, supporting and expanding our community outreach efforts.

Examples of notifications that are available:

  • A young child or perhaps an adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency that requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • Neighborhood Watch information and crime trends that the residents should be aware of in the area
  • Snow Emergencies
  • Traffic and Weather Alerts and Updates that pertain to Oakland County.

Nixle is a secure communications service and there is no spam or advertising associated with Nixle messages. The system is available at absolutely no cost to subscribers (outside of standard text message rates for subscribers without a text plan).

If you have any questions, please contact The Huntington Woods Public Safety Department at 248.541-1180.


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