Community Emergency Notification System

CENS (also known as Reverse 911) is the Community Emergency Notification System. The system is designed to rapidly notify an affected area of an emergency by sending a recorded message through the telephone system.

Most landlines are automatically registered. However, citizens are encouraged to register their cell phones and VOIP phones. Citizens can go to to external site for the link to register as well as more information on how CENS works.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Police Community Relations
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

Chris Vassall, Community Education Officer
P: 480-312-1922


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