Source: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Prepared by: Melissa Aquino
November 4, 2020 (San Diego) - A new San Diego County Sheriff's Department service is now available to keep you informed.
Call or text "Hello" to (858) 866-HELO (4356) to receive helicopter messages straight to your phone.
Sheriff's ASTREA (helicopter) uses a loudspeaker when searching for a missing person or suspect. Announcements are also made during critical incidents such as a SWAT standoff, disasters, crowd management events or to give people a shelter in place notification.
This is not an automated or a push notification service. You still need to call or text "Hello" to (858) 866-HELO each time you hear Sheriff's ASTREA making announcements over your area.