E-LERT

What Is An E-LERT?


The Johnston Police Department offers an electronic crime prevention program that allows residents and businesses in the community to receive email notifications of any law enforcement related alerts the Johnston Police Department puts out regarding activity in their specific neighborhood or development. The Johnston Police have integrated this crime prevention tool with the City of Johnston website and have dubbed the email notification system the Johnston Community Crime E-LERT Program.

When the Police Department notices a spike in crime that involves a particular neighborhood or business area or when they have crime prevention information they wish to get out to residents or merchants in a timely manner, they have the capability to send this information directly to residents and merchants who have registered for the service on the city’s website.

How It Works


The E-LERT will be sent to the email address the resident or merchant provides and will arrive in their inbox notifying them they have received an E-LERT message from the Johnston Police Department. The email will include a PDF, read-only attachment on police department letterhead that will contain the alert information.

Most Recent E-LERTS


August 2, 2016 - Facebook Scam
July 5, 2016 - Petty Theft from Motor Vehicles
March 29, 2016 - Runaway
February 10, 2016 - IRS Scam
January 14, 2016 - Possible Caucus Scam
December 11, 2015 - Coyote Sightings
July 30, 2015 - Solicitors

Sign Up


Anyone can sign up to receive E-LERTS on this website. You will need to provide your email address and basic contact information to receive E-LERTS.

The registration information provided will be utilized strictly for the purposes of E-LERT dissemination and will not be used, sold or disseminated for any other purposes.

Questions or Being Removed


If a resident has questions or would like to be removed from the E-LERT system, they can contact Lt. Lynn Aswegan at 515-252-1363.