The Saint Paul Police Department has a new tool to notify the public of emergency situations. In cooperation with Ramsey County, the department now has the ability to quickly send emergency alerts to residents, businesses and people who frequently visit Saint Paul.
The Emergency Notification System is a free service to which people can subscribe. The system will call, send text messages or email subscribers, alerting them of developing situations that immediately affect the areas in which they live, work or visit.
“Saint Paul is a vibrant, thriving city in which hundreds of thousands of people live, work and play every day. This tool will help keep everyone safer by ensuring they are informed of local emergencies and know what actions they should or can take to protect themselves,” said Mayor Chris Coleman.
The alert system will only be used for incidents where there is an imminent threat to health and safety, such as active shooter events, in-progress searches for violent suspects or anything that immediately impacts public safety and awareness is urgently needed to aide law enforcement. The alert is geographically specific and will only notify people in the area who could be affected by the event. Subscribers of the service may choose the specific geographic areas for which they would like to receive alerts.
Anyone interested in receiving alerts must sign up by going to