LPD launches senior citizens initiative

(The following is a press release from Laurel Police.)

The Laurel Police Department is launching a new public outreach initiative aimed at keeping our senior citizens safe.

The Senior Citizens Initiative has been in the planning stage for a while but now seems to be the perfect time to kick it off. We are asking the public to help by providing LPD with the name, address and telephone number of senior citizens in our community who may not have the family support structure locally to regularly check on them.

It is the goal of the program to call the citizens two times per month and visit with them at least once per month. Obviously, the home visit part of the initiative may have to be modified during our current crisis.

We want to ensure that our senior citizens have a contact to help them or to direct them those that can. Anyone who wants to submit a name for our list may contact the following LPD personnel:

Chief Cox 601-399-4440 ext. 132 Administrative Assistant Pickering - ext. 137 Victims Advocate Cooper – ext. 138 Captain Reed – ext. 133 Captain Caraway – ext. 143

LPD would like to thank the public, in advance, for any assistance in getting this initiative off the ground.

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