What is the Polk County Public Safety Notification System (PSNS)?
PSNS is a telephone notification system used by the Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Office to inform county residents about public safety threats and concerns. This system strengthens existing warning systems and media reports for public safety information.
Many citizens who have home telephones are already included in the PSNS telephone database. However, a person can register to receive voice recorded notifications on their home, cellular or business phone if they have not been receiving notifications. Citizens may also register to receive notifications via email.
What kinds of things will I be potentially notified about? Emergency weather conditions, boil water notices, missing persons, fugitive warnings, criminal activity information, crime prevention tips, and other public health and safety notices pertaining to a specific community or area.
HOW IT WORKS:
During situations which may affect the health, safety or welfare of Polk County citizens, designated officials will send out messages to telephone numbers and email addresses within the affected geographic area. When the message is sent, the system will notify you, giving specific instructions or information.
Alert Messages can be received by:
- Home or business land line phones
- Cell phones (individual carrier rates may apply)
TO REGISTER YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION INTO THE PUBLIC SAFETY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (PSNS), PLEASE GO TO:
or, using your smartphone, quick link from the QR code below
2. or Call (866) 484-3264. Callers will be prompted for their contact information.
A partnership between the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Polk County Board of County Commissioners and the Polk County Sheriff's Office will never use any information submitted on this site for solicitation purposes or sell the information to any third party.