North Reading is keeping citizens safe with CodeRED
Did you know that North Reading Police Department utilizes a mass notification system designed to keep you informed of both emergency and general information that may impact your safety? North Reading Police may use the system, which is called CodeRED, to send messages they determine is important for you to know. Such information may include boil water notices, missing children or at-risk adults, and evacuation notices. Notifications may be sent any time of day, depending on the severity of the situation. This service is provided to all North Reading residents for FREE. Standard text messaging rates may apply if you elect to receive text alerts.
To ensure you receive these important messages, please visit the North Reading Police Department website at www.nrpd.org and click on the CodeRED link on the bottom right hand corner of the page. Be sure to enroll your landline and mobile telephone numbers, and an email address if you have one. If you do not have internet access, but would like to enroll your information, contact the North Reading Police Department’s non-emergency line by calling 9783575028 and they will help you enroll.
Please note that all telephone calls will come from a toll-free telephone number. To recognize the CodeRED call and ensure you answer it, please save the number 866-419-5000 as “Emergency Comm” in your contacts. That way, you’ll know the call is from North Reading Police Department officials – not a telemarketer or solicitor.
If you receive a notification, listen carefully to hear if any action is required on your part. If you want to hear the message again, simply call the number back. You may listen to the message as many times as you’d like.
The North Reading Police Department wants to make sure you receive these messages by doing the following:
1. Enroll to receive messages through the CodeRED system.
2. Make sure your telephone is charged and powered ON. If your cell phone allows the option
to vibrate, select the setting to ensure you will be alerted to an incoming message, even if
you can’t hear your telephone ringing.
3. Make sure the Town has your current contact information. If you have recently moved,
changed your telephone number or cell phone provider, please take a moment to update
your information through the CodeRED link on the North Reading Police Department
4. If you have any family or friends in North Reading that are interested in receiving
these alerts, encourage them to also enroll in the service.