Payette County needs to have the ability to contact our citizens during emergencies or disasters. Payette County has used a service called Code Red for over a decade to provide this service to our community.
Code Red is a system where citizens have to sign up for the service in order to the get the notices from the Payette County Sheriff’s Office. We have over 9,000 phone numbers in our database from residents who have signed up for the service. We are able to call our residents, but also send text messages and emails.
We use this service to alert our citizens about missing children, dangerous suspects in their neighborhoods, evacuation orders, burn bans, and other emergencies. This service was used daily during the 2017 winter disaster. We used it to notify communities about the ice jams, flooding, cold temperatures, collapsing roofs and other pertinent information. We also used it during the 2019 Spring Flooding to alert residents to the rising river levels and flooding concerns.
The Payette County Sheriff’s Office appreciates everyone who has signed up for the service. We encourage all citizens to sign up for the service so they will receive all notices that are sent out by the Payette County Sheriff’s Office.
Some of the questions that are frequently asked are:
Most citizens only receive one phone call per year. This phone call typically comes after the Payette County Commissioners declare a burn ban, typically in late June. The personal information that residents enter into the system is safeguarded by Onsolve, the company that provides the Code Red product. Onsolve does not sell or distribute personal information to third parties. This guarantee also includes restricting the Payette County Sheriff’s Offices access to it. We are able to send messages through the system; however, we are not able to look up individual information on our residents. Our citizens are able to sign up for the service on our website, www.payettecounty.org just look for the "CodeRed Registeration" link near the bottom of the page.
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