Sheriff Jean Stanfield has announced that her department is now accepting applications to provide seniors with free home security surveys and modifications.

“Seniors looking to make their homes more secure can set-up an appointment with our professionally trained technicians who will conduct a security review and make recommendations based on their assessment,” said Stanfield. “Door and window locks, peepholes, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are just some of the items that our technicians can install and instruct the senior on their use and operation.”

Other security and safety items that may be installed free of charge include reflective house numbers, lamp timers, power failure lights and “med-info” packets which provide emergency responders with important medical information about the residents.

“The program is designed to increase residents’ knowledge and safety and make them feel less vulnerable and to educate them on how to not become a victim of crime,” said Undersheriff Bryan Norcross.

 

“Crime prevention specialists are available to give home security workshops and presentations to clubs, churches, and various civic and community groups,” said Norcross. “These workshops provide seniors with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest frauds and scams.”

“The program serves roughly 300 homes a year for seniors over age 60. To qualify, at least one person in the household must be 60 years of age or older,” said Stanfield. “My department is committed to the safety and security of our senior citizens and we look forward to serving even more residents this year.”