The City of Rye Police Department are now using a system called CodeRED, which will be able to quickly deliver messages that are for targeted areas or for the entire city.
William Connors, Police Commissioner of the City of Rye, remarked that the system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. ”If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called.” One reason that the CodeRED system was selected was because it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database, which is an important feature.
Listed phone numbers are included into the CodeRED database, but “No one should assume that his or her number is included,” Connors said, urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the City of Rye website, www.ryeny.gov, and follow the link to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. If you do not have Internet access, you can call the City of Rye Police Records Division, (914) 967-1234, ext. 304, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 3pm to register their information over the phone. The registration process is quick and simple. Required information to be registered is first and last name, street address (physical address no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number as well as an email address if available.
Nixle system is the current system that the City of Rye is using and will continue to do so for the immediate future. All residents and business owners who are currently registered for Nixle messages should register for CodeRED to make the transition from one system to the other much easier.
All businesses and individuals who have unlisted numbers, or those who changed their phone numbers or addresses within the past year and those who only use a cellular phone or VoIP phone number as their primary number.
CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages,” Connors said.
This system became operational on January 1,2014 and will transition to the system as its primary source of telephone, email and text message emergency notification during the coming weeks as staff training is completed and residents have an opportunity to register for the system.
CodeRED gives those who would like to be included a daily and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes.