Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Sign up for any or all of these valuable and timely alert systems. At a minimum, please enroll in SMC Alert!


San Mateo County (SMC) Alert

SMC Alert is a free, county-wide alert notification system operated by the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. Select the group "Hillsborough" and/or any town in the county. You can receive updates via email or text messages.

Hillsborough Police Department Twitter

The Hillsborough Police Department (HPD) posts crime alerts, news, information, and emergency notifications on their Twitter page. You can view tweets with or without a Twitter account. You can receive tweets via SMS texts to your mobile device by following @hillsboroughpd and enabling text alerts within your account settings. If you choose not to create a Twitter account, you can still receive text alerts on your mobile device by texting "follow hillsboroughpd" to the number 40404.

Hillsborough Neighborhood Network Facebook

The HNN Facebook page is used to post interesting and timely articles related to emergency preparedness. It is also a way to communicate and share ideas with each other.

Hillsborough Police Department Facebook

The police department demonstrates a unique ability to give specialized service while at the same time being totally committed to law enforcement.


Hillsborough Nextdoor

Nextdoor is an interactive online neighborhood community for Hillsborough residents. Smaller entities, such as neighborhoods within the Town's boundaries, may also create private subgroups.