DIGHTON — Chief Robert MacDonald and the Dighton Police Department would like to encourage residents to sign up for CodeRED, the town’s emergency alert system.
All residents and businesses are invited to register for the CodeRED notification system to receive alerts and updates during emergencies, including during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The CodeRed Emergency Alert System is a free community notification system available to Dighton residents that sends alerts concerning time-sensitive and emergency information that may impact the area.
Alerts may include notifications about missing children or missing persons, criminal activity, fires, drinking water contamination, utility outages, traffic conditions, various threats to people or the environment and other incidents as deemed necessary by town public safety officials. The alerts are sent to residents via phone call, text message, email and social media.
To enroll online, visit the Dighton-specific CodeRED webpage.
Residents may also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app available in the App Store or Google Play to enroll.
To create an account, users will be asked to either log-in via Google, Facebook or Twitter, or create a separate account with a unique username and password. Users will then be asked to enter their name, address, phone number, mobile provider, email address and which types of alerts they would like to receive (emergency or emergency/general).
After agreeing to the terms and conditions and verifying contact information, users will be successfully enrolled in the program.
“We would like to encourage all residents and business owners to sign up and receive important alerts that allow us to reach members of the community instantaneously during an emergency,” said Chief MacDonald. “In the case of an emergency, time is of the essence. This notification system is a way to keep residents safe and up to date with information when emergencies occur.”