Lake County California Sheriff's Office
 > Home > Public Resources > Emergency Notification System

Emergency Notification System

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has the capability to provide emergency information to residents of Lake County through a service called CityWatch.  Lake County uses CityWatch to notify residents about emergency incidents, missing children alerts, evacuation information and other emergency situations.

CAUTION: Due to the unforeseen nature of some emergencies, no one can fully guarantee that you will receive a notification every time.  Please keep yourself informed by continuing to monitor other public safety warning and information systems (such as television and radio) whenever possible.  Though CityWatch is considered effective and efficient, you should not wait for or rely exclusively on a mass notification system call for evacuation if you think you are in immediate danger. 

The CityWatch uses ATT landline phone information but DOES NOT include cell phone or VOIP phone data.  Lake County recognizes that many permanent residents and most temporary residents may rely on their cell phones for emergency notification.

If you would like your cell phone or VOIP phone to be included in Lake County’s CityWatch emergency notification system database, please click the link below and follow the instructions on the Lake County Alert Sign Up page.

Lake County Alert Sign Up

Sheriff Administration

1220 Martin Street
P.O. Box 489
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-262-4200

Central Dispatch

Emergency - Dial 911
Non-Emergency
707-263-2690
1-800-693-9991

Correctional Facility

4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453
707-262-4240

The Official Site for the Lake County, California Sheriff's Office ©2011 Lake County Sheriff


This County of Lake Website contains hypertext links to external websites. The County of Lake is not responsible for the subject matter or accessibility of these external websites, and the County does not endorse any entity or product for which a link may be provided. External links are provided as a convenience for users of this site. Once you leave the County of Lake Website via a link to an external site, the County of Lake Privacy & Security Policies no longer apply.