Welcome from The Sheriff
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and its Office of Emergency Management are going to start utilizing a citizen notification system called CodeRED on May 1st. CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications.
The types of alerts citizens can expect to get after registering with CodeRED would be missing children or missing endangered adults, unexpected road closures due to accidents, evacuation notices, etc. Residents would also receive notifications directly from the National Weather Service of weather WARNINGS specific to our county.
For citizens with smartphones there is also a free CodeRED app. There are over 3,000 agencies across the United States utilizing CodeRED. If you have the CodeRED app on your phone while traveling and you are in an area where a CodeRED alert is distributed, you will receive the notification on your phone.
There is also a FAQ link above if you have any questions.