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.”
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.
A package of bills that would overhaul Colorado’s old telecom laws are a step closer to becoming law.
Reverse 911 calls went out to more than 700 families in Golden on Friday as police searched for a burglary suspect.
Investigators in Jefferson County say problems with the reverse 911 system during the Lower North Fork Fire have been fixed.
Colorado’s first wildfire of the season has not only brought devastation, but has also brought some important political issues to the surface, CBSDenver.com Blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.