Emergency Response Systems in Ventura County and Surrounding Areas


VC Alert is a free service provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and participating cities. It launched in January 2012.

All 10 cities in Ventura County utilize the VC Alert system - Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley as well as unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

The VC Alert database includes all listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers serviced by AT&T and Verizon.  If you would like to ensure that you will be contacted on your home phone, cellular phone, work phone, TTY device, email, fax or text messaging, you must register that information using the opt in VC Alert portal. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

VC Alert alerts residents about emergencies and other important community news.  The system enables officials to provide essential information quickly when there is a threat to the health or safety of Ventura County residents. To learn more and to register online, visit www.vcalert.org or call 805.648.9283.


The City of Westlake Village has Connect-CTY for telephone emergency response recordings for hazards, warnings, evacuations, updates, etc. Land lines are included in their database but you may place an additional phone in the database.

Ventura County emergency alert radio stations: KVTA 1590 AM, KHAY 100.7 FM, KMLA 103.7 FM (SPANISH)

The City of Agoura Hills also uses the Connect-CTY system. Residents can sign up and register cell phones in addition to land lines. The city's call-in emergency number 818.597.7301 is also still available.

The City of Malibu uses the Everbridge® database for emergency notifications by phone, email or text message.  The city's emergency hotline is 310.456.9982. The city's radio station is WPTD AM 1620.