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The City of Keene announces Everbridge as the new
Business and Citizen Notification and Alert system.



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The City of Keene is now using the Everbridge system to communicate with citizens and businesses in case of an emergency, severe weather, or to relay information about city or community events.  Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.

 

Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms – cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents and city staff receive emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens may also receive automated weather alerts through this system, and may opt in/opt out of specific alerts.  In addition, the City plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.

 

Citizens should opt-in to Everbridge right away to begin receiving messages from the new system.  Citizens MUST SIGN UP to receive the automated weather alerts.  Some residents who opted-in to the previous notification system may still receive notifications for a short time, but unless you sign up on Everbridge you will not receive notifications after the transition period is complete.  For further information call 817-641-3336 or send an email to notifications@keenepd.org.



The City of Keene is a rural town of about 6,500, located in Johnson County, Texas, about 25 miles south of downtown Fort Worth.  Since 1981 the Keene Police Department has operated its own Emergency Communications division, and has also been the communications center for  various agencies over that time period.

The Police Department consists of thirteen full time officers and two reserve officers. The 24 hour Emergency Communications department consists of six full time dispatchers and offers the community expertise in 911 Call Taking, TLETS computer operations, and emergency radio dispatch.

The Police Department is also in charge of the Keene Animal Control Department, which consists of one full time and one part time officer.


  Dedicated to Protect

 

Chief Rocky Alberti is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, the son of a dock worker.  He began attending campmeetings in Keene as a teenager, and later attended Southwestern Union College, now Southwestern Adventist University.  He moved here permanently in 1979 and joined the Keene Police Department in June 1980. After serving as the department's Sergeant and Captain for many years, Alberti became Chief of Police in May 2007.  Chief Alberti has a committment to serving the city, with a desire to maintain a good relationship with the community.  This is evidenced by his continuing leadership and participation in the many events the police department has organized, sponsored, or participated in over the years.  Along with the rest of the police department, Chief Alberti is dedicated to making Keene a safer and better city.
 
     
     

MISSION STATEMENT

The members of the Keene Police Department are dedicated to protect the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the occurrence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the community to improve the quality of life. We will do so
with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.