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The Philadelphia Police Department and Center City District have partnered to establish an emergency communications program, called Alert Philadelphia, which provides timely information to businesses, major employers, commercial or industrial property owners, hospitals, residential groups, community leaders, law enforcement, first responders and private security representatives among others.

This enhanced communications network, Alert Philadelphia allows users to receive information via text messages on a variety of communication devices, including:

  • E-mail account
  • Cell phone
  • Text pager
  • Blackberry
  • Wireless PDA

When an incident or emergency occurs, users are instantly notified through the Alert Philadelphia network. This system is a personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information in the event of an emergency. Other information distributed through the network may include: drills and planned evacuations, demonstrations or marches, crime patterns or alerts, major traffic detours and appeals for information.

This system is solely for the use of invited users. Administrators of Alert Philadelphia reserve the right to enforce subscription limitations at any time. If you are not a registered user and are a business, emergency preparedness professional, first responder or law enforcement representative please click here to download the registration form and return it to alertphila@centercityphila.org.

Registered users can log in to the USER LOGIN section on the left.

For more information about the Center City District click here.
For more information about the Philadelphia Police Department click here.

In addition to Alert Philadelphia, there is another text-based community alerting system, ReadyNotifyPA, coordinated by the City of Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management, which will be used to notify the public in the event of an emergency (Alert Philadelphia subscribers will automatically receive ReadyNotifyPA emergency alerts). To register for ReadyNotifyPA please visit www.ReadyNotifyPA.org for additional information.


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