Stay Aware of Safety in Your Neighborhood

Stay Aware of Safety in Your Neighborhood

The Police Email Notification System (PENS) is maintained by Cobb Police to enhance communication between the county’s five police precincts and the communities they serve. The objective of the program is the establishment of e-mail contact with official representatives of Cobb's homeowners associations (HOAs) and business leaders on matters of safety and security. The police will notify businesses and HOAs about crime updates, community rumors, tips on crime prevention and BOLO (Be On the Look Out) information. Visit the PENS website for more information.

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety can deliver real-time emergency notifications specific to an individual’s geographic area via text and email using a web-based system called Nixle. These messages will go to you from the Public Information Office of the Cobb County Police Department and other public safety divisions within Cobb County. You can expect the following types of notifications from Nixle:

  • Armed or dangerous persons in their area
  • Missing person alerts to include Amber Alerts, Levi's Call and Mattie's Call
  • Fatality or severe injury accidents resulting in significant traffic delays
  • Other critical incidents that require real-time notification