Bannock County Citizen Notification System
Register for Citizen Notifications
The Bannock County Sheriff's Office maintains the Bannock County Citizen Notification System, or 911 Reversed, for sending emergency communications to citizens. Registration is for non-land line (wireless or VOIP) phones only. A database of land line phones is maintained separately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about the Bannock County Citizen Notification System are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Bannock County Emergency Management.
When will I receive phone calls?
You will receive phone calls when the Target Notification system is activated and your address is within the geographic area chosen to receive the notification message. The Target Notification system will only be activated for emergency purposes such as:
- Missing children
- Bank robberies
- Other major events that may occur in your area
What is an Amber Alert?
An amber alert is an emergency message that notifies the public of a child abduction in the area. These important notifications keep the public alert to suspicious activity so that they can help law enforcement track suspected abductors. AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.
Who should opt in?
All wireless and Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone subscribers within Bannock County who wish to receive Target Notifications. Subscribers' wireless and VoIP information will be kept in a separate database, so that if subscribers are already in the 911 land line database their information will not be changed.
Will my information be sold or distributed?
No. All of the information you enter will feed directly into the Target Notification secure database. This information can only be accessed by system administrators and the data will never be sold or distributed to 3rd parties.
What do I do if I move?
If you move after you have entered your information into the website, you will need to go back into the website and re-enter your information with your new address.
Can I add my land line telephone number?
Yes. You can enter your land line phone number into the opt-in website. If your land line phone number is already in the database, the data you enter into the site will not overwrite the existing information for your land line telephone number. If your land line phone number is not already in the database, then the new information will be entered into the database.
Can I enter my telephone number more than once at different addresses?
No. The last address that you enter into the website will be the only location that your telephone number is associated with. Your telephone number can only be in the database once, at one location.
Do I have to enter an actual address?
Yes, if you enter an address that does not exist you will not be in the database and will not be contacted when the Target Notification system is activated.
Will I be solicited in any way at the phone number that I enter?
No. You will only receive phone calls when the Target Notification system is activated and your address is within the geographic notification area chosen. The Target Notification system will only be activated for emergency purposes.
If I am in a location that is different than the address that I enter into the website for my wireless phone, will I still be contacted if an emergency affects the address entered?
Yes. No matter where you are physically located, you will only receive calls for emergencies that affect the address entered into the website. So, if you are on vacation in a different state you will still receive a phone call if the address you entered is affected by an emergency.