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Bluffton police alerts available by text, e-mail

The Bluffton Police Department can send alerts, press releases, traffic information and wanted posters to subscribers by e-mail or text message.

The service is provided by Nixle, a nonprofit company that provides communication services to law enforcement agencies for free. To sign up, go to the department's website,, and click the Nixle tab. Subscribers can cancel the service at any time.