The Walton County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center partnered with Hyper-Reach Emergency Notification Systems, an industry leader with over 10 years of experience notifying communities. Hyper-Reach allows the Sheriff’s Office to quickly send a message to residents in a specific area informing them of an emergency situation that may require action on their part. The system is designed to send thousands of calls or messages simultaneously. It has been successfully used on countless occasions for incidents such as hazardous chemical releases, missing persons, barricaded persons, storm warnings, boil water alerts and much more. The message informs residents of what is occurring and what steps they need to take along with informing them of when the incident is over.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to log on to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office website at www.waltonso.org and click on the Hyper-Reach icon. It only takes a minute and the information is kept confidential. Users have the options of receiving an audio message, text message or both along with email or TTY alerts. If a user moves they can use the same method to update their address.