Boulder County Sheriff utilizes an emergency notification system that allows residents of the county and all cities within to be notified of emergency situations. Notifications can be received in a variety of ways, including cell, home and work phones, and by text messaging and/or email.
Emergency Mass Notification System
You can sign up for alerts and manage your profile at the Everbridge Emergency Alert Program site. If you need alerts about activity at more than one location within Boulder County, fill out a separate registration form for each address.
The system will be used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety such as the need to evacuate due to a wildfire, or take other appropriate actions in the event of a flash flood or other critical police activity. You will see the alert as coming from 911Alert@bouldercounty.org
No. If you get an emergency notification regarding a situation in your area, the 9-1-1 systems are already very busy. Please do not call, follow the notification instructions.
If you are aware of a situation occurring in your area, do not wait for a call if you do not feel safe. Take action as you see fit depending on the emergency.
If your cell phone, work phone or email address changes, you are responsible for going to the website and updating the information. You do not need to update information for landline telephones at your home, if your landline is with a company that reports your number for 9-1-1 services. Some cable and VoIP providers do not subscribe to the 9-1-1 database. You must inquire from your phone company.
If you don’t sign up, you will still receive emergency notification on your traditional landline home phone, but nowhere else. These notifications can take longer depending on call volume.
This service allows public agencies to make notifications in multiple ways to increase the likelihood that residents and businesses are notified of emergencies. It also helps us serve the growing number of people who are using cell phones as their primary telephone.
No, the information that you provide will be used for emergency purposes only. It will not be given to any other vendor or organization or used for any other purpose.
When the emergency notification is activated, the system will make several attempts to reach the registered numbers. Due to the emergency, phone systems, both landline and cell may be inundated with calls and your provider may not be able to deliver the message. We do not assume legal responsibility for technical difficulties that may result in notification failures.
We cannot monitor the current or future accuracy of the information provided by participants in this program. It is the sole responsibility of participants to keep any information provided current and accurate. We do not assume legal responsibility for inaccurate information that may result in notification failures.
If you have further questions and you live:
…in the City of Boulder, please contact Ted McEldowney of City of Boulder Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
…the City of Longmont, please contact Ken Nichols of Longmont Emergency Communications at Kenneth.email@example.com.
…anywhere else within Boulder County (outside of the cities of Boulder and Longmont), please contact Mike Radden of Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.