The Rehoboth Police Department has launched a new community information service, by nixle.com, designed to deliver timely public safety information to residents. The Nixle service sends notifications instantly by cell phone, text message, e-mail and Web. There is no spam or advertising. Nixle is available at no cost, although standard text message rates apply. Residents can register and learn more at nixle.com. Contact police headquarters at 508-222-3722 with any questions.

In addition, the police department is accepting applications for its second Citizens Police Academy. Citizens will receive instruction from members of the Rehoboth Police Department on topics such as patrol operations, investigations and crime scene processing, use of force and police weapons.

The program will culminate with a ride in a cruiser. It’s free to anyone interested in participating, ages 16 and older. Those interested should obtain an application at police headquarters, at 334 Anawan St. Classes will run Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 10-May 26. Questions can be referred to officer Keith Perry (kperry@rehobothpd.org), officer Nicole Eastwood (neastwood@rehobothpd.org) or to Police Chief Stephen Enos (senos@rehobothpd.org) or at 508-252-3722.