Stafford Drops Nixle, Now Using Code Red System

STAFFORD – Stafford residents take note: Stafford Police are switching to a different notification system.

The department will no longer be using Nixle for emergency notifications, police said. Instead, they will utilize the Code Red Emergency Network. 

While many local law enforcement agencies use Nixle alerts to get the word out to the public about road closures, weather advisories, etc., Stafford is switching to another form of communication that enables them to use various outreach methods.

“The system allows us to use LAN lines to call you with critical information, TDD, text, email and social media to get you the information quickly,” stated the department’s website.

To join Stafford’s Code Red network, visit

Stafford has also joined the Neighbors by Ring partnership, where residents can get real-time crime and safety alerts from neighbors and police. Neighbors will also provide residents with key information and crime tips. 

You can get the free ‘Neighbors’ app by texting staffordpd to 555888 or by visiting