Government and policing services make changes to Alert Ready system
Island police services can now issue emergency alerts directly to Islanders’ mobile devices in emergency situations.
The Alert Ready system is the Canadian emergency alerting system that delivers critical information to television, radio, and compatible wireless devices when lives and property are in immediate risk or danger.
“Public alerting is an important tool for ensuring the safety of Canadians during critical events. It is crucial that we have the ability to communicate with anyone who is at risk, whether they are local residents, businesses or visitors to our area. Vital, accurate, and timely information can and will save lives,” said Chief of Charlottetown Police Services, Brad MacConnell.
Effective immediately, RCMP and all municipal police forces will be able to issue public alerts directly to Islanders’ homes through radio and televisions, as well as mobile devices.
“This is an important step to ensure that our law enforcement partners are well-equipped to use life-saving technologies in highly stressful and time-sensitive situations. I am pleased to see that the PEI Emergency Measures Organization has trained upwards of 60 officers and support staff across the Island to use the Alert Ready system. We all know that getting critical information out to residents as quickly and accurately as possible is what needs to be done in emergency situations.”
- Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson
Department of Justice and Public Safety