Sign Up for Code Red Emergency Phone Notifications

Enroll in Code Red and receive emergency notifications via cell phone.

ARCATA RESIDENTS: The phone call you received on Tuesday, November 22, was a TEST of the City of Arcata Emergency Alert System -- Code Red.
CLICK HERE to sign up or update your emergency contact information. 



The Arcata Police Department has enhanced its emergency notification capabilities by partnering with Emergency Communication Network's CodeRED message notification system.  The CodeRED system is designed to quickly provide Arcata residents and businesses important information about critical or dangerous events such as tsunami warnings, severe weather, chemical spills, fires or significant criminal events within a neighborhood.  Additionally, other City of Arcata departments will be able to quickly send out information regarding street closures, major construction and water outages.

The CodeRED system allows City of Arcata staff to deliver "Emergency" and "General" notifications to a targeted area within the city or to the entire city altogether.  An example of a "Emergency Notification" would include tsunami information to the residents and businesses within the inundation zone of Arcata.  An example of a "General Notification" would include a water outage in a specific area with a notification only going out to those residents and businesses affected.

The CodeRED system utilizes several publicly available sources for telephone information.  However, the most accurate and reliable source of information comes from individuals and businesses enrolling into the CodeRED system.  Residents and businesses can visit the City of Arcata home page at and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page.  If you have a cellular, unlisted or recently changed telephone number you are strongly encouraged to enroll in the CodeRED system.   No one should automatically assume their telephone number is listed with CodeRED. 

CodeRED also offers residents and businesses the option of receiving e-mail and/or text message notifications.  TDD/TTY phone messages are available for the hearing impaired.  Anyone may opt out of CodeRED at anytime.

The CodeRED system will replace the police department's recent partnership with Nixle.  Anyone who has registered with Nixle to receive Arcata Police Department alert messages is encouraged to register with CodeRED.  The police department will discontinue using Nixle effective December 1, 2011.

The Arcata Police Department is excited to bring CodeRED to our community and is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and customer service to our residents.

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