Over the weekend, two bombs were detonated and several others were discovered in multiple locations around Manhattan and northern New Jersey. A large-scale manhunt ensued in the hours following the NYC bombing, leading to the eventual apprehension of a suspect Monday morning in northern New Jersey.

An article from NJTV News said it best: “The swift take-down of Ahmad Khan Rahami is being credited to vigilant civilians, brave law enforcement and the keen intelligence sharing that’s come about in the post 9/11 era.”

The credit for the intelligence sharing goes to Everbridge Nixle. Public safety officials in Linden, New Jersey used the tool to deliver an alert to community members that offered quick, detailed information about his appearance, and his role in the bombing. This led to his discovery and ultimate arrest in Linden, NJ– less than 2 hours after the initial alert.

According to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead:
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The full video detailing the value of the Everbridge Nixle notification system can be found here.

So, why does law enforcement rely on Everbridge Nixle? (Click image for video)

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2-Way Communication/Tipping: Residents have the ability to anonymously share critical information with agencies via text or online submissions.

Social media posts: Agencies can automatically post alerts to multiple social media channels, saving valuable time and resources while expanding resident reach.

Easy text resident opt in: Residents simply text their zip code to 888-777 to receive alerts.

Everbridge is committed to keeping communities safe, and when necessary, providing them with the most relevant information available so that they can keep an eye out for suspects and suspicious behavior. Sound like something your community can use? We’d love to connect with you.