Charles County Launches New Citizen Notification System

Charles County has launched a new Citizen Notification System (CNS) designed to enhance the communication with its residents. The CNS will be used by the government and affiliated agencies to share important information and updates. As announced in a Charles County Government News Release:

Charles County Department of Emergency Services Director William Stephens said, “Having the ability to quickly and reliably disseminate critical emergency notifications to our citizenry is an essential component of our emergency services program in Charles County. The new and enhanced Citizen Notification System (CNS) powered by Everbridge is exactly the tool we need. I strongly encourage everyone to register.”

Residents can subscribe to a variety of notification categories, such as:

  • School Closings/Delays
  • Public Health Advisories
  • Crime Alerts
  • Emergency Alerts

CNS notifications can be accessed on any computer or mobile device with Internet access, and through the free Android or iOS Everbridge mobile applications, available for download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Residents are encouraged to register for the new system online at or by telephone at 301-645-0734.

For more information read the full Charles County Government News Release.