Neighborhood Safety leads to peace of mind.
These programs help build strong and safe neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative program between residents and the Police Department. Individual neighborhoods are encouraged to form their own groups.
In most cases, these groups will be the same group of residents that came together to form a BAT (Block Action Team).
The Police Department can assist you in forming a Watch group or connect you with your Neighborhood Watch Captain.
For assistance with either, please submit a Neighborhood Watch Information Form or contact the Crime Prevention Department of the Los Altos Police at (650) 947-2775.
AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline.
AlertSCC can reach you wherever you are to provide information and instructions in a variety of emergency situations, which may include:
- Flooding, wildfires and subsequent evacuations
- Public safety incidents that affect your neighborhood
- Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
AlertSCC is like the 9-1-1 system in reverse. Instead of you dialing in to notify officials of a situation, city and county officials can notify you of emergency situations in your area like those listed above.
This is a voluntary system. Signing up is only takes a minute. Signup by visiting Santa Clara County’s AlertSCC Information page.
The City of Los Altos is using a service called Nixle to reach residents quickly. Nixle allows the City to send alerts and information directly to you via text message, email and the web.
Nixle enables the City to provide relevant and geo-targeted information to you in a timely and effective fashion.
Messages can be transmitted anywhere in a radius from .25-miles to 10 miles, allowing neighborhood-level, time-sensitive information to be sent only to affected citizens.
You can register at www.nixle.com. You will be asked to provide your address or a near intersection, a cell phone number and an email address by which to receive notifications. You then select which messages you wish to receive on which devices.