Sign up for NEW Emergency Alert Sysyem

Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our towns, it is called AlertChester.

With AlertChester, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whichever method of communication you prefer.

Sign Up for free here.

If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChester. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system. Registered users will receive periodic e-mails from Smart911 to update their contact information.

Smart911

AlertChester automatically signs you up for Smart911 which provides you and your family with potentially life-saving Smart911, which is an important and free emergency 9-1-1 call component for those jurisdictions (including Morris County) who’s 9-1-1 center utilizes this product.

Working with Rave Mobile Safety, the county first rolled out Smart911 in late 2017 [Ream More Here]

About Smart911

Smart 911 is FREE, and your information is secure, accessible only to a 9-1-1 call taker.  This service can provide key information to responders that can make your family safer.  For example:

  • Address Details: How to access your home, number of bedrooms, location of utility shut-offs, and if you live in a multi-family building;
  • Family Details: Number of residents, ages, photos of children, and your landline and mobile phone numbers;
  • Medical Information: Medical conditions of certain residents, medications taken/required, allergies, mobility of residents, and if special equipment is needed in an emergency;
  • Animals: A list of your pets, service animals and livestock, and their names so responders are aware of them as they enter your home. Also, include the name of your veterinarian;
  • Emergency Contacts: Family members, friends or neighbors to be contacted in case of an emergency;
  • Vehicles: Make, model and license plate number in case of a motor vehicle accident.

Residents can offer as much or as little information to first responders through Smart911 as they wish.

Alerts on Social Media

Chester Police media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter are Chester Police NJ and @ChesterPoliceNJ.

Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, also have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform!  If you’d already signed up for @MCUrgent, there’s nothing to do – you’ll see @AlertMorris in your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Otherwise, follow @AlertMorris today!

Sign up for Smart 911

Residents of the Chesters can now sign up for Smart 911. With this service, regardless of whether you call from your home phone or your cell phone, first responders will be made aware of any information that might help you in the event of an emergency. This information might include medical needs, emergency contacts, specifics about your home, pets, and/or vehicles.  Click here to view a Power Point presentation about what this service offers and how you can sign up.

Borough and Township to Share Police Services

Chester Borough Mayor Janet Hoven and Chester Township Mayor William Cogger signed an agreement on December 20th, 2016 whereby the Township will provide all police service for the Borough.  The six Borough officers will become employees of the Township.  This agreement will go into effect on January 1, 2017.  To read the agreement, please go to the end of this article for the link.

As of January 1, 2017, The Chester Borough Police & The Chester Township Police Department will become The Chester Police Department. There will be no disruption of services and we will continue to provide the highest level of dedication to all residents of Chester. As of March 1st, 2017, the non-emergency phone number, 908-879-5626, for The Chester Borough Police Department will no longer be operational. This number will be forwarded to The Chester Police Department until that date.

If you are a resident or business in Chester Borough and have a Home Security Monitoring or Medical Alert system, please notify your security company of the phone number change.  The non-emergency phone number for The Chester Police Department is (908)-879-5514.  If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Click here to read the agreement.