Undersheriff Tony Spurlock Announces New Technology added to “CodeRED”.

CONTACT #1: Deputy Chad Teller, Public Information Officer, 303-660-7510

NARRATIVE: In October of 2012, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced its transition to a new mass notification system called “CodeRED”.

CodeRED is a high-speed telephone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents – whether they are home or away – during an emergency. It uses geo-tracking to target specific areas with pre-recorded phone messages, emails or texts.

CodeRED alerts may be implemented in situations such as police activity in the area, an Amber Alert, wildfires or other emergency incidents..

Effective immediately, Undersheriff Tony Spurlock is pleased to announce that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office thru CodeRED has implemented new features. In response to community concerns, these new features will include a separate group notification in the event of a public school emergency to private early learning centers, churches with day care centers and private day school centers.

Undersheriff Tony Spurlock said “We are pleased to see that early learning centers and churches are able to receive these notifications in an emergency. We need to be able to protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community, and this is one more added tool that our community has available to them at their fingertips”.

To register your church, or early learning center or day school, please contact Lt. Laurie Anderson of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (303) 660-7597 or by e-mail at landerso@dcsheriff.net.

DISCLAIMER: The CodeRED™ notification service (the “Service”) is provided as a supplemental emergency communication method and should not be relied upon exclusively.  Neither the Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority (the “Authority”)nor Douglas County (the “County”) make any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with regards to the Service, including without limitation, warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or delivery of any information posted or transmitted by the Authority through the CodeRED™ System.  There is no guarantee that a notification will reach any particular resident upon activation.  By providing the Service, neither the Authority nor the County assume a duty of care, nor do they waive any of the protections of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (§ 24-10-101, et seq., C.R.S.). Neither the Authority nor the County, nor any of their affiliates, agents, contractors, or respective
employees, shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, reliance, punitive, or consequential damages or for lost profits or revenues or lost data or costs of cover relating to the Service, regardless of the legal theory under which liability is asserted.

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