CodeRED is designed to alert residents of emergencies by telephone or email addresses. Since many residents are using mobile phones instead of landlines, we urge you to register their mobile phone numbers with this service. To get more information or sign up for CodeRED, please click here.
CodeRED Emergency Communication Made Easy
Plymouth, MA - August 2011 The Plymouth County Sheriffs Department has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its codeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Plymouth County and Bristol County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas throughout these two counties.
Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr., cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "lfyour phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database; this is an extremely important feature.
lf residents previously tegistered with the Plymouth Bristol Emergency Alert System (prior to August 2011), residents dre osked to re-register with the new provider, CodeRED. "No one should atomatically assume his or her phone number is included," Sheriff McDonald said urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the Sheriffs Department website, and follow the link to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page.
Those without Internet access may call the Sheriffs Field Services Division (508-830-6324), Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physicaladdress, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VolP phone as their primary number.
Sheriff McDonald explained, ''CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages."
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Questions should be directed to the Plymouth County Sheriffs Department Field Services Division 508-830-6324. Media members may call 508-830-6264.