Did You Get the Call?

Tuesday Night the City Of SeaTac Police Department sent out Code Red Notification alerting residents of criminal activity occurring in the vicinity of South 191st Place and 37th Avenue South.  The recorded message informed the receiver that a canine assisted search was in progress and requested that all residents in the area to stay inside their homes and check to ensure all their doors and windows remained locked until further notice. Approximately 40 minutes later a second call was sent indicating that the state of alert had subsided and requested anyone witnessing suspicious activity to immediately call 911 to report it.

Although the call did not go into specific details of the police activity local television news reported that it was a home invasion where the homeowner shot one intruder, whereas another individual was still on the loose.  As for me, I was glad to have received the alert! Will you be ready to receive the next call?

What is CodeRED?
The City of SeaTac emergency services subscribes to the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to assist in distributing wide spread communication in the event of emergency.  This tool is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service capable of dialing up to 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivering recorded messages to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. However, this system is only as good as the telephone number database that supports it. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.

All individuals and businesses are encouraged to visit the City Website to create a secured CodeRED Account and add the necessary contact information in order to receive these critical emergency communications. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Alternate numbers such as cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses may also be entered.


LPG said...

AWSOME information. What a great feature provided to our community.

Anonymous said...

I haven't talked to SeaTac Chief of Police, yet, but I would like to see a weekly police report of all incidents in SeaTac, where police action was needed. That way all would know what and where to be more alert to the bad guys.

Highline Times has their Burien Police Blotter with pictures and coded map of car break-ins, vandalism, prowlers, break-ins, etc. City of SeaTac needs updates on a web.

tennishustler said...

I never got the call. signing up now. Thanks!