Lacey Seniors May Get Lockboxes For Emergencies

(Photo courtesy of The Lacey Reporter/Gavin Rozzi)

LACEY – Some residents may be able to receive a secure lockbox through the police’s Lacey Lock Box program.

The program was started by resident Erin Foreman in March 2017 as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award, and continues today.

The program is open to Lacey residents, ages 55 and older, who live alone and suffer from potentially incapacitating medical conditions.

A free lock box is installed on the home’s exterior and is accessible only to the Lacey Township Police Department, and not residents or others. The key inside the lock box can be accessed only by police in emergencies or well-being checks.

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The use of a lock box can prevent costly property damage from forced entry, as well as reduce delays in getting to the resident inside.

The lock boxes are their installation are provided by J. Lorton and Company, located at 421 South Main St. in Forked River.

For eligibility requirements and more information, visit laceypd.org or contact Lt. Paul Sullivan Jr. at 609-693-6636, ext. 2577.