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Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced today that her department is now accepting applications to provide seniors 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 Sheriff 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/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,” explained Undersheriff Bryan Norcross.
“Crime prevention specialists are available to give home security workshops and presentations to clubs, churches, and various civic and community groups,” added 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,” concluded Sheriff 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.”
Interested residents should call (609) 265-5796 to register. For additional information visit: http://nj-burlingtoncounty.civicplus.com/143/Home-Security-Inspections.