The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new public safety mass notification system to keep us all informed with crucial and time sensitive information. Called ‘CodeRED’ the system will allow the Sheriff’s Office to more effectively communicate messages through a variety of traditional and modern communications mediums.
The CodeRED system will allow public safety alerts to be delivered seconds after the Sheriff’s Office launches a message. The alerts can come in the form of a voice call, text message or email.
Additionally thc Sheriff’s Office will have the ability to target notifications geographically, only notifying those community members impacted by an alert. The geographic alerts are completely customizable. The Sheriff will be able to send alerts county-wide, to specific zip codes, streets, or specific addresses.
The Sheriff’s Office will be able to send mass alerts on behalf of other law enforcement agencies. fire agencies, and Public Health.
Residents are encouraged to enroll residential and business telephones, cell phone numbers and email addresses.
The “emergency” alert portion in the system interfaces with 9-1-1 telephone data. Those numbers will be utilized for emergency notifications unless citizens specify additional telephones to the system. Cellular phones and email addresses must be added by individual users signing up for the service. Adding cellular phones and emails to the system will allow the Sheriff to send alerts directly to cell phones (either by voice or text) and to email accounts.
The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office will also send alerts to subscribers of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. The Mobile Alert app provides users geo-based public safety alerts that impact them at the ir current location. The app provides an additional method for the Sheriff’s Office to communicate messages to not only local residents, but also to those traveling through the area.
Registering your home phone, cell phone, email, and using the mobile smartphone app will dramatically increase the Sheriff’s ability to reach you and your family to deliver emergency and other public safety messages.