The Communications center offers the Keepsafe Program to the city’s senior citizens. This program allows those who are elderly and/or have a medical condition and live alone to enroll and specify a time each day they would like to be contacted by Dispatch Personnel. Should contact not be made, a Police unit is dispatched to the residence to check on the person’s welfare.
Many friendships between the dispatchers and Keepsafe participants have formed. Christmas gifts are exchanged and often, dispatch personnel will pick up items for them or help them complete tasks around their houses. Currently we have 15 Keepsafe participants but are always advertising for more.