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
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
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
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
operated its own Emergency Communications division,
and has also been the communications center for
agencies over that time period.
The Police Department consists of
thirteen full time
officers and two reserve officers. The 24 hour
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
Keene Animal Control Department, which consists of
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.