Those who live or work in Grand Rapids can now stay connected to what's going on in their community by getting updates from the GRPD texted to them.

These alerts include:

  • Emergencies: missing person, active shooter
  • Advisories: school lockdowns, barricaded gunman, major road closures, areas to avoid, etc.
  • Community: community engagement efforts

It's super easy to sign up too... it took less than a minute for me.

  1. Text GrandRapids to 888-777
  2. Adjust your notifications to your work, school, or home neighborhood by texting your zip code to 888-777
  3. Go to: www.Nixle.com

If you don't want to receive texts you can also get the same alerts to your e-mail or by following the GRPD on social media. All messages are also available here.

You can get more info about staying connected here.