CENS Notification Information
On December 27, 2017, Buckeye Police Department utilized the CENS (Community Emergency Notification System) network to notify residents of the Riata West neighborhood and surrounding area of a reported call of a shot being fired. This information was sent to ask for assistance in looking for described subjects involved and a vehicle.
There have been some questions asking about the CENS network that we want to help answer so all our residents that may receive these types of notifications in the future know what instructions to follow.
CENS is an emergency notification sent to your landline phone, and/or a registered cell phone, to notify of an emergency incident. These notifications are sent out by police dispatch at the request of police command. Not everyone will receive these messages, as they are sent to specific areas depending on where the emergency incident is occurring. If a message is sent out and you live within the designated selected area the emergency is occurring (by your landline that is attached to your address, or your cell phone that is registered with your address) you will receive these notifications.
If you have a landline, your phone is already registered through the 911 system by your address.
To register your cell phone, please visit https://maricoparegion911.onthealert.com/Terms
For more information of the CENS network, please visit http://ready.maricopa.gov/1755/Community-Emergency-Notification-System-