It is important that Lee County residents and visitors have accurate and up-to-date information during an emergency. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office recommends AlertLee, a free service that notifies residents and businesses via telephone, text and/or email regarding emergencies and events that require actions to safeguard life and property.
The system is used only for emergency notifications, and messages will be targeted to only areas that need to be notified. For instance, if an island needs to be evacuated, only that island’s residents will receive the notification. The system also is used by LCSO detectives to send information to specific communities that are being targeted by criminals.
Residents should register their cell phone numbers because AlertLee relies on information in the county’s E9-1-1 system, and that does not include cell numbers or VOIP numbers.
Click here to register online; step-by-step instructions are available. Residents also can call the AlertLee system administrator at (239) 477-1228 for assistance in registering.