The City of Pittsfield has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas at rapid speeds. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines. By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list.
This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called rapidly. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.
Pittsfield residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It is important for city residents and businesses customers to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy.
A Message From Chief Wynn
Welcome to the Pittsfield Police Department’s redesigned website! In the interest of providing the highest level of service and convenience to you, we have embraced existing and emergent technology in an effort to better police our community. Our website also provides information on how to report crimes as well as sending tips to the Pittsfield Police Department.
As you browse through the attached pages, you will see that we are a professional and forward thinking contemporary law enforcement agency that has attempted to integrate community policing philosophy and practice into all of our service areas. We endeavor to work with you to prevent crime, solve community problems, make arrests and address neighborhood quality of life issues.
Everyone at the Pittsfield Police Department is committed to providing high-quality, proactive policing to the community that we serve. We are dedicated to providing this service by adhering to our five stated core values of Professionalism, Ethics, Integrity, Sensitivity, and Accountability.
We strive to live up to our Department’s motto, “Dedicated to Excellence,” in all that we do. We invite you to join us in achieving that excellence. Together, we can truly Serve and Protect our community.
Michael J. Wynn
Chief of Police
39 Allen St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Non-emergency Reports: (413) 448-9700
Chief’s Office: (413) 448-9717