Are you Signed Up with your Local Police Department for Emergency Calls?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

When there is a police presence in a neighborhood that will/could affect others, the Police can send out a Reverse 911 call to alert those in the area.   They don't just call though, you have to sign up for this service.

 

In the past, I have received calls at all times of the day if there is an imminent threat nearby.   There have been times they tell you to be sure all doors and windows are locked and stay in place.     They will also call back when that threat has been lifted.

 

I signed up with my home phone and my cell.   They called on my cell and left texts messages also, but I turn my cell off at night, so got the message on my home phone.   If I was out and about during the day, I would want these urgent messages on my cell.   The Police Department has sent out messages through this service for Amber Alerts or At Risk individuals that have wandered away.

 

Have you signed up for this service?

 

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I have not. I am torn. I wonder if I could sign up for just text messages? I might do that.

Jan 22, 2020 06:52 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Joan - I am only a text notify service for the Town of North Castle.  Not all texts are emergencies.

Jan 22, 2020 10:33 AM #8
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Susie Kay
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Hi Joan Cox !  Thanks for sharing this info.  I will look into this and see whether it's available in my area.

Jan 22, 2020 01:58 PM #9
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I had no idea such a thing existed.  We get text alerts for natural emergencies such as flash flooding or hurricanes, but not for police emergencies.  Will check into it.

Jan 22, 2020 02:46 PM #10
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Nina Hollander There are many here that only have cell phones now too, and they can call or text your cell.   Bet this service is available in your area.

Jan 22, 2020 04:23 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Barbara, that sounds like a safe area.  I used to live next door to the chief of detectives, but he moved to FL and sold his house! 

Jan 22, 2020 04:24 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Wayne Martin living in larger cities, I too get a lot of messages.  I believe they try and keep it to serious stuff.

Jan 22, 2020 04:25 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Michael Jacobs I think I only heard about it when attending our marketing meeting on Friday mornings, and the Police chief was our speaker for the day.

Jan 22, 2020 04:26 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Brian England I probably only want to know if someone is shooting..... so I can stay in.

Jan 22, 2020 04:26 PM #15
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Joan Cox
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Sheila, it is only scary in the middle of the night and there is someone wandering around with a gun.  Then you cannot go back to sleep.

Jan 22, 2020 04:27 PM #16
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, yes, they text too.

Jan 22, 2020 04:27 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Grant, during the day we get texts for Amber Alerts.

Jan 22, 2020 04:28 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Susie, I have enjoyed knowing what is going on around me and my neighborhood.

Jan 22, 2020 04:28 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Georgie, I have enjoyed knowing what is happening.

Jan 22, 2020 04:28 PM #20
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Joan- I do have certain alerts that I receive on my phone. In fact once when we were in Naples, FL and I was shopping, I got a loud Tornado alert!  

Jan 22, 2020 06:20 PM #21
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Roy Kelley
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This is an important reminder to share with area residents.

Jan 23, 2020 04:59 AM #22
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I think it's a good idea to remind residents about this, Joan, just in case. We have a local service too, but also one for the county in case of severe storms, flash flooding, and fires (along with any needed evacuation notices).

Jeff

Jan 24, 2020 12:09 PM #23
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Kathy, I am sure that alert was helpful, and nice to know what is going on around you! 

Jan 25, 2020 08:23 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Roy, hope it helps.

Jan 25, 2020 08:23 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, all good information to have in an emergency! 

Jan 25, 2020 08:23 AM #26
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