Denver Police to test 2 neighborhoods for new emergency Notification System

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DENVER — Denver’s 911 Communication Center will test the new Neighborhood Notification System between 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31.

According to statement from a representative from Denver Police, the neighborhoods being tested are the Harvey Park South and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

Residents in those neighborhoods will receive a call to landline phones only.

The call will have the following message: “TEST, TEST, TEST, DENVER 911 IS TESTING THE CITY’S NEIGHBORHOOD NOTIFICATION SYSTEM.  DO NOT TAKE ANY FURTHER ACTION ON THIS CALL.  TEST, TEST, TEST.”

The police department would like to inform residents that no further action is needed, for those receive or do not receive the call.

“Denver’s 911 Communication Center is piloting a new emergency system and the test on Tuesday is one component of the software that the company provides,” the statement said.

Once the system is fully deployed later in 2015, an announcement to the public will allow them to sign up to receive notifications on cell phones as well.

Map shows Harvey Park South, one of the neighborhoods affected in upcoming 911 test.