Resident Emergency Alert System

screenshot of the emergency notification registrationTo aid in situations where public safety may be threatened in a particular area, the Police Department utilizes a map-based computer program to quickly disseminate information to residents within an identified geographic area. Once the area has been selected, the system can broadcast a recorded message to all registered fixed phone lines and secondary lines (cellular devices) to notify residents of an existing emergency situation.

To date, the system has only been able to disseminate information to landlines, so residents with unlisted numbers and those without landlines were not contacted; however, residents can now register to receive emergency notifications from the Police Department by filling out a simple, confidential online form and providing their complete contact information, including primary and secondary phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Residents are encouraged to login to the Emergency Notification Portal at and enter their information confidentially.