Alert Programs

Nixle: All-Hazards Messaging & Alert Services

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and other local municipal agencies use Nixle as a publishing system. Messages are created and assigned a priority level ensuring important information reaches you in a timely manner. Messages are targeted to specific geographic regions. If your address falls within this geographic area - you’ll receive the message. Add as many locations as you’d like from across the country.

Enter your mobile phone number to receive messages by SMS (text message). You can also choose to receive emails, or simply view the messages by logging into your Nixle account. You decide!


Stay connected to your town! Receive important information and updates from Franklin County Emergency Management Agency via Nixle.


Residents of Franklin County can now receive important, official information directly from Franklin County Emergency Management Agency via Nixle. Messages will be delivered by email, SMS/text message, and over the world wide web.

Information can be received online and via e-mail. Residents receive messages by phone as part of their text-messaging plan (otherwise standard text message rates apply)

Sign up today!

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

Nixle’s Community Information Service is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering information to residents of geographically targeted areas and neighborhoods.

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 such as the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Nixle is an internet based platform therefore messagesmay be delayed in times of loss of connectivity. Emergency Alert System (EAS) All-Hazards Warning Receivers are the primary method of receiving warning information in the County of Franklin, Illinois.



OffenderWatch: Sex Offender Alert System

We encourage you to take advantage of the free OffenderWatch email notification system offered by Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones. 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