Ballinger Emergency Alert System

Instructions to Sign Up

Follow the Link to Sign Up Online: City of Ballinger Emergency Alert System

The City of Ballinger has subscribed to an Emergency Alert System with Nixle.  If you would like to receive up-to-the-minute updates from the City of Ballinger, Police Department and Fire Department by email and cell phone.


  • It’s Free – It’s Safe

  • Stay informed about

  • Missing Persons

  • Road Closures

  • Health and Safety Alerts

  • Weather Alerts

  • Serious Crimes and More

You choose the information you want, delivered at no cost, by text message, email, and the web.


To quickly opt-in for Text Messages

  • Text COBTX to 888777.

  • You may also text Zip Code “76821” for more options.


To Register Online

  • Go to nixle.com

  • Click “Sign Up”

  • Enter your information in the spaces provided.

  • Enter an email address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages.

  • Click “I Accept. Sign me up!”

  • Enter your home address to receive local messages.

  • Share Nixle with your family and friends.


To Customize Your Settings

  • Log in at nixle.com

  • Click “Locations” tab

  • Click “Add New Location” to add addresses in your town or around the country. Do your relatives live out of the area?  Keep track of what’s happening near your loved ones and the places you work, live, or visit.

  • Click “Settings” tab

  • Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your email and/or cell phone.  Please note you must opt-in to receive messages from non-public safety agencies.

Jon (JC) Gore Retiring from Law Enforcement

Here at the BPD we would like to give thanks to Jon Gore (aka: JC) for his many years of service.

JC has officially retired from Law Enforcement today and “roll up is apron”.

JC started and ended his career here in Ballinger. He became a Peace officer in 1985 joining the BPD. In 2000 he was appointed Chief of Police and ran with it for 12 years. He handed the torch over to Mark McNulty in 2012, but continued to serve the community as a reserve working at the schools and special events.

JC is a special breed helping anybody in his path. He is a little man with a big heart, we will miss working with him.

Guardian Plan Forum August 15, 2016 – Updated

August 17, 2016

Article from the Ballinger Ledger

August 16, 2016

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Public Forum at the Ballinger High School talking about the Guardian Program. Arming BISD staff with firearms. All local Law Enforcement was present to answer any questions from the public.

August 15, 2016

Ballinger ISD will have a forum tonight at 7 PM in the high school auditorium to discuss the Guardian Plan.

The Guardian Plan allows teachers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds to protect students against potential shooters.

For more information on this forum please follow the link to the Ballinger Ledger website.