Neighborhood Safety leads to peace of mind
These programs help build strong and safe neighborhoods.
Neighborhood Watch is a 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 who formed a BAT (Block Action Team).
The Police Department can help you form a Watch group or connect you with your Watch Captain.
For help, 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 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 in a variety of emergency situations including:
- Flooding, wildfires and subsequent evacuations
- Public safety incidents that affect your neighborhood
- Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
This is a voluntary system. Signing up is only takes a minute by visiting Santa Clara County’s AlertSCC Information page.
The City of Los Altos is using a Nixle to reach residents quickly. Nixle allows the City to send alerts and information to you via text message, email and the web.
Nixle enables the City to provide relevant and geo-targeted, timely information to you.
Messages can be sent within a radius from .25 to 10 miles, allowing neighborhood-level, time-sensitive information to be sent only the affected.
You can register at www.nixle.com. You will provide your address or a near intersection, a cell phone number and an email address to receive alerts. You then select which messages you wish to receive on which devices.