Chief Stacy V. Tappeiner and Officer Frank Smyth, of The Township of Hamilton Police Department, announce a new program named the Emergency Lock Box Program. The purpose of this program is to create a central registry and access program for senior citizens or other individuals that reside by themselves who are afflicted with an illness or physical limitation that may prevent them from acquiring assistance.
Many senior residents or those afflicted with serious medical conditions reside alone and/or rely upon distant relatives to provide assistance. When patrol and rescue personnel arrive at their home for the purpose of providing assistance, the residence is often locked from the inside requiring forcible entry to the residence resulting in damage that the township, under some circumstances, is responsible for repairing.
With the lockbox system, responding emergency personnel are able to gain entry to the residence and render needed assistance by utilizing a key within the lockbox. The lockbox has a digital combination that will only be accessible by law enforcement personnel.
Applications for entry into the Emergency Lock Box Program are available at the Township of Hamilton Police Department during normal business hours. There is no cost to apply for the program, to participate in the program and lockboxes are installed free of charge.
The Township of Hamilton Police Department thanks the Home Depot Store for their generous donation of the lock boxes in support of this program. Any business wishing to donate to the program can contact Ofc.Larry Murray at 609-625-2700.
Please print the application form then complete and return to the Twp. of Hamilton Police department, 6101 13th St., Mays Landing NJ 08330. You may also bring the completed application to the police department.
Get the APPLICATION FORM here.