Madison Police chief reminds residents to check address number visibility, readability

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MADISON, Ala. — Chief Dave Jernigan asks if residents can recognize their address numbers. These numbers are often listed on a house, mailbox and/or curb.

Chief says residents often forget, but it benefits authorities.

“When you have lived at the same address for a number of years, you rarely pay any attention to your house numbers (address),” said Jernigan. “For Police Officers, [Emergency Medical Services], and Fire [crews] that may be responding to your house in the event of an emergency, your house numbers are what they are looking for.”

He wants to ‘make it a point’ for community members.

Chief provided a simple checklist for readers:

  • All of the numbers are still there.
  • They are LARGE enough to be seen easily from the street.
  • Any landscape vegetation has grown over them limiting their visibility.

“If you can see them, So can we…Thank YOU,” typed Jernigan.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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