In Jefferson County, CodeRED emergency notifications allows the Sheriff's Office to warn citizens of danger. With CodeRED, the Sheriff's Office can call, text, or email, multiple individuals and businesses to warn of dangerous suspects, flood, fire, or chemical spills. Sign up for CodeRED.
How it Works
A CodeRED notification recording will let you know it's a message from the Sheriff's Office. CodeRED caller identification should display 'EMERGENCY COMM' and the phone number 866-419-5000 (text messages come from 76127, which you may program into your contacts list).
CodeRED also works with a telecommunications device for the hearing impaired (TDD).
If the line is busy, CodeRED will keep calling back. CodeRED will attempt to leave a message. If you don't get a message, or would like to hear it again, call 866-419-5000 to receive the last message sent to your area.
CodeRED also has an emergency notification app. Unlike the database, the CodeRED app will give you notifications when you are in geographic proximity to a warning area. For instance, you might visit a friend or family member who is within the warning area. The app will detect your proximity and provide you the same warning given to those who live and work in that area.
CodeRED reaches numbers from two databases. One is the 911 database, which contains all listed and unlisted land lines in Jefferson County. If you have a land line, it is automatically included in this database.
The second database is made up of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP*) numbers (if you have a bundled internet / phone / television service you probably have a VoIP line), and email addresses owned by people who have opted in to receive the calls.
If you don’t have a traditional land line phone, and would like to receive a text, email or cell phone call in addition to the call on your land line phone, consider registering for this free service. To register, visit the CodeRED phone registry.
Through the CodeRED cell registration you can add additional numbers and locations to your profile. For example, if you work in Jefferson County, you may want to add your work address to your profile so you receive notifications related to incidents in that area.
Individuals and businesses can cancel the register of phone numbers and email addresses to prevent emergency notifications. To opt-out of CodeRED messages visit their website. You can also visit the registration page and modify your profile without completely opting-out of notifications.
The CodeRED™ notification service (the “Service”) is provided as a supplemental emergency communication method and should not be relied upon exclusively. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office does not 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, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office does not 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 Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 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.