Victim's Assistance Programs
If the State pursues criminal prosecution, as a crime victim you have certain rights. Some rights are automatic, and some rights have to be requested. To learn more about these rights and how to request them, you can visit the Oregon Department of Justice's website by clicking HERE. You can also contact the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Victim’s Assistance Program at (541) 388-6525.
We can all help prevent suicide. If you or someone you know are struggling, these resources are open 24/7, free and confidential. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1(800)273-8255. You can also find more resources on their website by clicking HERE. If you feel uncomfortable talking on the phone, there is a text/chat option on the website that you can access HERE. Necesitas ayuda en español, llame 1(888)628-9454. For those who are hard of hearing or speech impaired, call 1 (800) 799-4889.
If you or someone you know are in a crisis, it can be hard to know what to do. In Deschutes County, there is a 24-hour crisis response by phone or face-to-face. Crisis services are provided to any individual in need; Oregon Health Plan coverage is not required. The crisis phone line is available 24 hours a day at
1 (800) 875-7364 or at (541) 322-7500, opt 9. At times, hospitalization may be necessary for the safety of the individual and others. In these cases, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Sunriver Emergency Alerts
Similar to tsunami warning sirens used along the Oregon coast, the Sunriver community is equipped with outdoor sirens that can “sound the alarm” if there is an imminent threat to the community. To learn what these sirens mean, or how to prepare for emergencies you may encounter in Sunriver, click HERE. Similar to DAS, Sunriver has it's own emergency information alert system, to get critical information out to guests and residents during an emergency. To register for these alerts on your phone, text SRALERTS to 888777. For more information, click the link above.
The MISSION of the Sunriver Police Department is to PROTECT and SERVE
The Deschutes Alert System (DAS)
The Deschutes Alert System (DAS) is used to notify the public with important information during an emergency. Emergencies happen with little or no notice at any time of the day or night. DAS can relay critical information to you about natural disasters or other emergencies that require your immediate attention. The service area for DAS includes Deschutes County, Crooked River Ranch, and Camp Sherman in the State of Oregon. For more information and to register for DAS, clickHERE.