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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />ALERT NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS OPS-46 <br /> <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 5 <br />N/A 05-21-14 YES <br />11-15-11 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the use of the Surprise <br />Alert System. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to utilize the Traffic Alert System <br />(TAS), Surprise Emergency Alert System (SEAS) and Reverse 9-1-1 to notify <br />citizens of traffic conditions that may affect roadway travel or emergency <br />incidents that may benefit or protect citizens of Surprise by having knowledge of <br />these situations. These notifications will also utilize social media outlets such as <br />Twitter and Facebook to reach the public. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />Emergency Alert Computerized Internet-based program used in <br />the process of notifying subscribers of <br />emergency situations involving missing and/or <br />endangered persons. <br />Reverse 9-1-1 A Public Safety Communications System used <br />to rapidly notify an affected area of an <br />emergency by sending a recorded message by <br />telephone to a group of people in a designated <br />geographic area(s). <br />Social Media Highly accessible web-based media outlets used <br />for the purpose of sharing information. <br />Supervisor A sworn officer of the rank of Sergeant or above. <br />Surprise Emergency Alert Computerized Internet-based program, used in <br />the process of notifying subscribers of <br />System (SEAS) <br />emergency situations that may impact citizens of <br />Surprise. <br />Traffic Alert System (TAS) Computerized Internet-based program, used in <br />the process of notifying subscribers of traffic <br />situations that may impede the normal flow of <br />traffic in the City of Surprise. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />