Adams County police and fire agencies have voted to change a key facet of their “First Call” emergency alert system after a CBS4 Investigation revealed one agency was regularly using the system to notify residents about non- emergency community meetings.
The Adams County Undersheriff said questions about his department’s questionable use of its reverse 911 system were “silly” and concerns raised by experts were “irrelevant.”
The Adams County Sheriff announced on its Facebook page that it will continue to activate its emergency alert system to get citizens to attend neighborhood meetings, following a CBS4 Investigation.
A CBS4 Investigation has found that an emergency alert phone system in Adams County, designed to be used for “Natural disasters, missing persons, shootings…” has been used to notify residents of standard community meetings. It’s a risky practice according to several experts.