Sheridan Police Department Needs Landline and Cell Phone Data for Reverse 911 System

A few years ago, the City of Sheridan and Sheridan County implemented the Reverse 9-11 System. Cyndi Godwin is the Communications Supervisor in charge of the Dispatch Center at the Sheridan Police Department. She explains why the system was put in place.

She says that when the system was put in place, it focused primarily on land lines, but it only had about a 75% accuracy rate in reaching people, because cell phones were not factored in.

Now, she says, they are adding the CodeRED system. Godwin walks us through how the system is used.

The CodeRED system will be used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts.

Putting cell phone data is critical, especially when emergencies can happen when people are not home to get a landline notice. Godwin tells us.

The E-911 Board funds the system using tax monies one receives on a phone bill. Godwin says that the best way for this system to work is if everyone registers their information. Your contact information remains private and will only be used for community notifications. To register, click here:

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need log on info

The code red website prompts for login info. That should have been part of the news story

We were sent a corrected link

Thank you for your comment. The link we initially posted, given to us this morning for CodeRED, took you to their main website. Cyndi this afternoon sent a revised link that now takes you to the login page needed to input your information.

With correct link, login not required

With the correct link, you are not required to login (i.e. you DO NOT have to create a username or password). Furthermore, with the correct link you don't even have to provide your email address.

The correct link takes you to page that goes through the following process:

  1. Enter Name, Address and Phone Information. Name, Address and Phone are required in order to determine the area you live in, in the event that a geographically specific region needs to be called versus the entire county.
  2. Once you have entered your information, you will be taken to a confirmation screen to review what you just input.
  3. Once you have confirmed your information you are done.

I am not advocating support for or against this service, just clarifying the process. Whether you provide this information or not is your choice. If you have any questions, please be sure to call the police department before submitting your information.

If you are asked to create an account, then you are in the wrong area and I encourage you to call the police department and obtain the correct link.

Thank you for the correction


First of all, thank you for identifying yourself. Secondly, I see where my use of the term "login" as opposed to "register" could have caused some confusion. I appreciate your clarification for this important issue.


Mary Jo