In 2018 our Police Department upgraded their Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) database. The CAD database gives the Police Department and first responders the ability to locate properties quickly in the event of an emergency. As part of the update, it was brought to the city’s attention that many existing addresses were causing errors within the system. The city then did a city-wide addressing audit to find how many addresses were causing the errors. This audit concluded that your address was one of the 147 critical locations that must be changed to avoid technology failure of the CAD database system. This technology failure will ultimately affect the 9-1-1 response time to your location.
Response time of 9-1-1 could be a matter of life or death. That is why the Enumclaw Police Department has regular upgrades to their CAD database to assure that they have the best and most efficient technology for the fastest response time to their patrons. If we do not change these addresses, it would ultimately confuse the CAD system and result in a delay of response time.
Once you have received your letter informing you of the change, DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS TILL AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE, the address change does not get reported till the effective date. The Post Office will link the two addresses in their database as one for two years, it may take up to two months or more for Google to update their data, so deliveries could be affected till then.
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