cruzaware Government Local News Public Safety 

CruzAware Replaces CodeRED Alert System

CodeRED, the County’s community alert and warning system has been upgraded with new features and rebranded as CruzAware. The system provides information during emergency and non-emergency situations, including roadwork and neighborhood-level disruptions.  Users can select how they receive information whether via phone calls, texts, and/or email.  “We are excited to introduce CruzAware as the next generation of our community alert… Read More
Zonehaven evacuation map October 23 2021 Public Safety 

Debris Flow Evacuation Order Effective 8:00 am Sunday October 24

The County of Santa Cruz has placed an evacuation order for the following Santa Cruz Mountains zones. Locate your zone at and enter your address. Your address will correlate with one of these zones. Red means mandated evacuation order, yellow means evacuation warning. Deputies are going door to door at select addresses. Residents should register landlines and cell phones… Read More
Damon Gutzwiller Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department Local News Public Safety 

County Sheriff Update on Ben Lomond Crime Spree and Deputy Ambush

From the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday June 6th at around 1:30 p.m., we received a call about a suspicious van parked off the road near Jamison Creek, Boulder Creek. The caller saw guns and bomb making materials inside the van. When deputies arrived, the van was seen leaving the area and tried to follow it, finally finding it… Read More