The City of Statesboro and Bulloch County have announced a partnership to implement the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by OnSolve, based in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for saving lives, including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals, and issuing timely evacuations.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of local government’s emergency planning and communications outreach. The platform will allow officials to communicate with residents and personnel by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and mobile app messages to inform residents of emergencies and better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s widespread usage across North America.

“CodeRED’s robust system will provide local officials with a reliable, easy-to use technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Bulloch Public Safety/EMA Director Ted Wynn.  Wynn anticipates officials using the system to” notify residents of law enforcement emergencies, weather situations, missing persons, drinking water emergencies, and more.”

Mayor Jonathan McCollar stated, “it is very important we provide for the wellbeing and safety of our citizens and the City of Statesboro is happy to work with Bulloch County to implement the CodeRED system to be able to communicate with our citizens and constituents during emergency situations. The system is an efficient way to distribute emergency and general information which needs to be conveyed to all of our citizens quickly.”

All residents living within Bulloch County and all cities are encouraged to visit, and the Facebook pages of Bulloch County Public Safety/EMA, Statesboro Police Department, Statesboro Fire Department, Bulloch County Fire Department, and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office for a link to register. Click on the CodeRED logo to enroll using their cell phone numbers, landline numbers, and email addresses. Residents can also text the keyword Bulloch to 99411 for a link to the registration page. No one should assume they are included in the emergency contact database; please visit to ensure you are registered.

CodeRED also offers a free mobile app for Android and iPhone devices. All residents and business owners are encouraged to download the free app to receive alerts based on the geo-location of your phone. As you travel throughout other CodeRED communities, you can receive important alerts that include community, emergency, and severe weather information.

Board of Commissioner’s Chairman Roy Thompson welcomes the partnership between the City of Statesboro and Bulloch County in delivering this emergency notification system to all residents.  “I know this system will be a great benefit in all aspects of emergency warning for our citizens” said Chairman Thompson.

All municipalities/cities within Bulloch County are included in the alert system. Sheriff Brown and Chief Broadhead also advocate the system and advise citizens to get registered on the CodeRed as they will be discontinuing the Nixle System.

Please take the time to register soon.

This is a press release from Bulloch County Emergency Management.

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