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Posted on: March 20, 2019

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CODE RED

Cottonwood Police Department

NEWS RELEASE

199 S. 6th Street - Cottonwood, AZ 86326 – 928.634.4246

http://cottonwoodaz.gov/PD            

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Contact:

Sergeant Monica Kuhlt

Cottonwood Police Department

mkuhlt@cottonwoodaz.gov

(928) 340-2113 desk


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Cottonwood, Ariz, March 18, 2019 — Last year the Cottonwood Police Department leadership reached out to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office regarding emergency public notifications and the use of CodeRED®.  YCSO was very amenable to working with the Cottonwood Police Department to send emergency public notifications out on Cottonwood’s behalf, should an incident require a public notification. 

CodeRED® is a downloadable app that enables mass notifications to reach residents and visitors based on specific geographic boundaries during emergency incidents such as fire, flood, severe weather, etc.

In September of last year Cottonwood Police utilized CodeRED® to notify residents in a specific geographical area to keep an eye out for an elderly man with Alzheimer who was missing. A resident who received the notice located him sitting under a tree in her neighborhood.

The Cottonwood Police Department is encouraging all residents and visitors to register for CodeRED® notifications by visiting http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/Emergency-Preparedness/Emergency-Notification-System.  A link is also available on the City of Cottonwood website.  Residents and visitors are also encouraged to download the app to begin receiving notifications from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office immediately. The app is available for a free download on the App Store and Google Play.

Cottonwood Police also recommend that residents and visitors familiarize themselves with the Emergency Information Network website and the “READY, SET, GO!” program by visiting https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go for tips on preparedness, awareness, and evacuation.”

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