OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
Tel (541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926
TIP OF THE WEEK
Date: January 11, 2016
CITIZEN ALERT – LINCOLN COUNTY’S EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Your Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management continues to offer a mass calling notification system called Citizen Alert. Citizen Alert provides citizens with timely emergency notifications for events such as severe weather, distant tsunamis, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues, missing persons, dangerous wanted persons involving imminent threat to your safety, and other emergencies.
Our Citizen Alert program has all land-line or non-cell phone numbers built into our emergency notification system. However, citizens who wish to receive notifications on their other devices such as cell phone, work phone, email, text messaging, and fax are encouraged to go to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s website and create their own personal profile. When you create your own profile you have the ability to manage and prioritize how you want to be contacted on the devices you’ve listed in your profile.
It is recommended that each adult type person in your household create their own profile to ensure they receive the messages independently of other household members. Businesses are encouraged to create a profile for their property locations; you can list up to five (5) locations ensuring you receive emergency messages affecting your properties.
If you choose to not to create your own profile, you may still receive emergency notifications on your traditional landline home/business phone, but nowhere else. Registering your contact information will ensure accurate and all inclusive contact information for you and your family. All information provided is kept strictly confidential.
To sign up for emergency alerts, please visit your Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office website and look for the “Citizen Alert” image on the left hand side. Residents who do not have a computer or Internet access should contact their local library for free use of their computers to log onto the Internet and sign up.