Emergency Services

The City of Valdosta works closely with Lowndes County Emergency Management and other local municipalities and governments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a host of potential hazards and threats that may affect the citizens of our area.  The  city urges all citizens to have a family and/or business emergency plan and to communicate these plans with your family members and coworkers. Visit the Georgia Ready site for valuable information about being informed, making a plan and staying involved.  Visit www.weather.gov/tae for updated information about weather in our area.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Call Center Dial 911
Non-Emergency Line 229-245-5270
Valdosta Police Department  229-242-2606
VPD Crime Tip Line 229-293-3091
Valdosta Fire Department 229-333-1835
Arson Tip Line 1-800-282-5804
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 229-671-2900
Lowndes County Emergency Management 229-671-2791

Code Red

Citizens are urged to sign up for Code Red,  the emergency alert system facilitated by Lowndes County, to receive emergency information via your phone.

Area Shelters

In the event emergency shelters are needed, citizens are encouraged to utilize the following shelters, or others as directed by the Lowndes County Emergency Management Director.

New Horizons

714 Charlton Street

The Salvation Army

320 Smithland Place

Fellowship House (at Grace Fellowship Church)

1304 W. Hill Avenue



Public Information


Public Information Officer

Ashlyn Becton


Valdosta City Hall 
261 E Central Ave Suite #301
Valdosta, GA 31601

Public Information Events

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