A photo from the meeting (CREDIT: Carlow Gardaí)
Nurney Text Alert is expected to be up and running by the first week of October.
The group held a registration night in the local hall on September 12 which was described as a "huge success".
Organiser Gary Phelan said: "It went well, we should be up and going by the first week of October. There are seventy people signed up at the moment. It was a huge success."
Anyone looking to join-up can contact Gary Phelan on: 085 7219 619 and it costs €10 for the year.
Carlow Community Policing members Sgt Conor Egan, and Gardai Ralph Holmes and Esmay Mannix joined Crime Prevention Officer Peter McConnon in addressing the gathering on the workings of text alert.
The updated interactive map of the Kilkenny/Carlow text alert areas was also explained. Margaret Quinn of Muintir na Tire addressed the group on the Community Alert Scheme.
Carlow Gardaí said: "Congratulaions to Gary Phelan and the Committee on their work in progressing this initiative. We would ask that the local community in Nurney support Gary and his team."