Keep Safer in Cook County with Code Red Alerts

Code Red

Code RedCOOK COUNTY – Have you registered for CodeRED, the County’s emergency alert system?  Cook County uses CodeRED, a high-speed mass notification system to help keep you safe in the event of an emergency.

“We encourage everyone to register on CodeRed,” said Valerie Marasco, Director – Office of Emergency Management & Public Information. “It’s free and takes only a few seconds, and you will then be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. The system allows us to deliver emergency messages to you through text message, email and phone calls to your landline or mobile device – you choose how to be notified.”

Messages can be delivered county-wide, to specific geographic regions, or to a specific audience. Some examples of when CodeRED may be used include:

  • Evacuation Notices
  • Missing Person Cases
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Boil water notices

If your cell phone is your primary communication device, it’s important that you sign up to include your mobile contact information so that you receive emergency alerts even when you are on the go. You can also choose to receive text and email messages at the same time.

Register now at under the Sheriff’s Office or Emergency Management/Public Information pages or go directly to:



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