Important Message Regarding the CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The City of Ventnor has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED emergency notification system. The CodeRED system provides the Department of Public Safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire City of Ventnor. Ventnor City Police Department, Office of Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator Donna Peterson cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons that the CodeRED system was selected is that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, which is an extremely important feature. “No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Deputy Coordinator Peterson said urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the follow link: or email the form to

Those without Internet access may call the Ventnor City Police Department, Deputy Coordinator Donna Peterson at (609) 823-7919, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers (cell (provider needed) or landline) and email contact information can be added as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, or who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. With cell numbers, you carrier (ex. Verizon, AT&T, etc.) will need to be provided.

Deputy Coordinator Peterson explained, "CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages." Deputy Coordinator Peterson stated, "CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information.

The data collected is confidential and will only be used for emergency notification purposes and will not be given or sold to anyone else.

Click here to open a fillable PDF version of the CodeRED form. Please email to

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