Public Information, Advisories & Alerts



Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and our partner agencies use Nixle as a publishing system for public information, advisories and alert messages. Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. Nixle is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.

The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. Register now and learn more at

You can also text your ZIP CODE to 888777 to sign up via text.

Citizen questions about the service and its capabilities can be answered through our Frequently Asked Questions found at

Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizen support via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

DISCLAIMER: Nixle is not intended to replace emergency warning systems. Nixle is an internet based platform therefore messages may be delayed in times of loss of connectivity. Nixel and its services are not affiliated with the County of Franklin, Illinois in any way other than by annual contract. The County of Franklin, its officers, agents, employees and contractors: (a) Do not guarantee that any particular message or type of message will be sent or that you will receive every message. (b) Are not responsible for lost or misdirected messages, changed email addresses or phone numbers, function of your computer equipment, phone, or software, or messages that fail to be transmitted or received due to problems with servers or transmission (e.g., cable, telephone, satellite, etc.) or human error. (c) DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

The service is free, but standard text message rates may apply for cell phone subscribers.



We encourage you to take advantage of the free OffenderWatch email notification system offered by Franklin County Sheriff's Office. When a sex offender registers with the Franklin County IL Sheriff's Office you will be alerted if the offender's address is:

1. In Franklin County, and
2. Within two miles of the address you have entered on your subscription.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool. Individuals listed on this registry have been convicted of a sexual offense that requires them to meet a number of mandates including annual registration with law enforcement. This registry is designed to increase community safety and awareness.

This information is meant to educate you about offenders in Franklin County. It has not been made available for you to take action against any individual. Any action against an offender which is determined to be a violation of law will subject the violator to arrest and prosecution. Please report all information on offenders directly to our office at (618) 438-4841.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office maintains this Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool. This registry is designed to increase community safety and awareness. The information on this website has not been made available for the user or any other person to take any illegal punitive action against any individual.

Sign up for this free service offered by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at