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Marseilles Police, Fire & Emergency Officials offers an EMERGENCY SMS SYSTEM

This is an optional service that sends text messages to your cell phone in the case of an URGENT COMMUNITY-WIDE Emergency. This system allows Marseilles officials to quickly contact all participants with a short text message and is additional to the CodeRED system the Marseilles Police Department already has in place. This helps YOU the citizen in case of a local emergency!

To sign up for these emergency alerts: TEXT the Letters MPD to 444888

Your information will be stored securely and used ONLY under emergency circumstances. Your cell number will be kept private and NOT shared with anyone. You may opt-out of receiving these alerts by replying to message with “STOP” or sending an email to marspd@mtco.com. SMS message to your phone will appear to come from “444888”. That is the number of our SMS provider, Fliptext Mobile.

This service is FREE. However, your particular cell phone provider and plan may charge you for receiving SMS messages. Consult your provider for details.

Note: This system may be tested quarterly to make sure it works correctly.


Emergency Notification System

Seconds count in an emergency and CodeRed is a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This ultra high-speed telephone communication service allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect any number.

This system will only be used for emergency purposes. Examples of times when CodeRED may be used follows:

  • Drinking Water Contamination
  • Utility Outage
  • Evacuation Notice & Route
  • Missing Person
  • Fires or Floods
  • Bomb Threat
  • Hostage Situation
  • Chemical Spill or Gas Leak

And other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.