Public safety officials in Jefferson County, the City and County of Broomfield, and the City of Westminster announced Wednesday, April 27th that LookoutAlert is now available to all residents within those jurisdictions, including both the Adams County and Jefferson County portions of Westminster. LookoutAlert is a free service (message and data rates may apply) that allows individuals to receive emergency notifications sent from local authorities about potentially hazardous situations involving natural or manmade disasters, public safety incidents, severe weather, and other emergencies.
Dispatch centers and public safety agencies use LookoutAlert to quickly notify people within a specific geographic area that may be affected by a large scale disaster, evacuation or shelter-in-place orders, certain law enforcement activities such as searches for missing children or dangerous subjects, and other incidents that require immediate public awareness. LookoutAlert allows residents to receive these types of notifications – or alerts – via text, email, and/or voice message. Residents may register for LookoutAlert at LookoutAlert.co.
LookoutAlert replaces the previous emergency notification system known as CodeRED. Individuals who were signed up for CodeRED have been automatically enrolled into LookoutAlert. These residents do not need to sign up again but are encouraged to set up an account in the new platform to be able to choose what types of alerts they want to receive and to review and update their information when necessary.