Skip to Content

Deschutes County plans Wednesday 1 p.m. countywide test message for Deschutes Alerts recipients

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- This Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County 911 will be sending a test message to people signed up for Deschutes Alerts.

Here's the message from DCSO Sergeant Nathan Garibay:

Deschutes Alerts is the notification system we use to alert people of emergencies and evacuations in Deschutes County. We use Deschutes Alerts to send subscribers a message via smart phone app, text, email or phone call.

If you live or work in Deschutes County, you should sign up for Deschutes Alerts and make sure your information is current. Change or create your Deschutes Alerts profile by visiting

The purpose of Wednesday’s test message is to ensure subscriber profiles are current. If you receive the message on Wednesday and you don’t need to change anything on your profile, there’s no need to contact us.

If you don’t get the message within a few hours of the test, or if you want to talk to us about Deschutes Alerts or change your profile, we will have a call center open between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. You can reach the call center by calling 541-550-4888.

If you have questions before or after Wednesday, you can call our office at 541-388-6501. We can help you confirm or make changes to your Deschutes Alerts profile right over the phone.

You do not need to wait until Wednesday to sign up or make sure your information is up to date. You can update or create your Deschutes Alerts profile any time by visiting

We have developed a Deschutes Alerts Frequently Asked Questions page that you can visit here, or call our office at 541-388-6501.

Article Topic Follows: Deschutes County

Jump to comments ↓

KTVZ news sources


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content