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Text 75495 to 88777

Text 75495 to 88777AVAILABLE NOW: Van Alstyne’s important, official information through email, SMS text message, and over the web.

The City of Van Alstyne has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents and businesses in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

Notifications may include: Crime alerts, evacuation alerts, missing persons, utility and traffic issues, and (e-mail only) events and community updates.

This service does not replace Code RED for emergencies and weather.

There are two simple ways to register:
1. Text 75495 to 888777 from a mobile phone
2. Go to and sign up online

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device and may optionally customize their alert settings by going to our Nixle agency page and creating a User Profile.

Not sure how to sign up via text? It’s easy, and it works on basic cell phones. Here are more details about how to sign up by text.

This service is free to anyone who wants to be informed, but message and data rates may apply.

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the City of Van Alstyne. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Web, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.

VAPD Partners with VAMS in Back-to-School Video

Screen Shot of Police and VAMS YouTube Video

Van Alstyne Middle School’s annual back-to-school video features Van Alstyne Police officers getting in some cardio.

Chief Tim Barnes told KTEN news: “We did have some fun and some in need of some dance lessons more than others, but we really did have a great time,” adding that this gave officers a chance to show students that there’s a person behind the badge.

“Be a part of the community. Know your community and let them know you. That’s the main thing letting them know you,” said Chief Barnes.

Read more at KTEN’s website.