The Lansing Police Department utilizes Code Red, which is the mass notification system used by the Village when we need to advise the public of important emergency information. Over the past year, we have utilized the Code Red system several times, including instances where elderly subjects suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia have wandered away from their homes. Thanks to the diligence of our residents, one missing elderly subject was located just minutes after calls went out.
The Code Red system also allows residents to sign up for automatic severe weather alerts directly from the National Weather Service. These alerts are delivered in the preferred manner of the resident, a phone call, text or e-mail. For those residents who do not have a severe weather alert radio at their home, the delivery of these messages, especially during the overnight hours, can allow someone to be ready and take the appropriate actions needed to keep their family and themselves safe during dangerous weather conditions.
Residents interested in signing up for Code Red can click the following link Code Red signup, or contact the Police Department for more information at our non-emergency number 708-895-7150.