Community Alerts


Are you signed up for Sussex County’s Swift911™ program so that you will be notified in the event of an emergency? All landline telephones serviced by Verizon, Embarq and Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT) are already in the system, however, cell phone and some VOIP phone numbers are not. Click on the link or logo above to visit the sheriff’s website where you can provide additional methods of contact, update your information or remove yourself entirely.

When activated by Sussex County’s Division of Emergency Management, this automated system calls homes and businesses in the affected area and delivers a recorded message to notify the public about the emergency and what actions they may need to take.

The system is used for the following types of events:

  • missing person alerts
  • emergency evacuations
  • local security and crime alerts
  • weather emergencies
  • hazardous materials events