Sheriff Jean Stanfield announced that her department has remaining grant dollars to assist Burlington County’s senior citizens in securing their homes against crime, fire and power outages.
“Our Home Security Program continues to accept applications to provide seniors and individuals with disabilities free home security surveys and modifications,” said Sheriff Stanfield.
“Our Technicians provide a top-to-bottom survey and, where necessary, can install, at no charge, a number of security items,” said Stanfield continued. “These security items include: door and window locks, peep holes, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.”
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.
“This program also provides our department with an opportunity to make seniors aware of the most common and latest frauds and scams,” Stanfield explained. “This is a completely free program and really, one that every older resident should take advantage of.”
Interested residents should call (609) 265-5796 to register. To qualify, at least one person in the household must be 60 years of age or older.
“This program has been in operation for more than 25 years and typically serves 300 homeowners a year,” added Stanfield.
In addition, the program’s crime prevention specialists are available to give Home Security Workshops and presentations to clubs, churches, and civic and community groups.
The Senior Home Security Program is being funded with $49,482 in pass-through grant funds, provided by the County’s Office on Aging.