Posted on Sep 19, 2022
   
The lockbox above was installed on John Street -  it's location will be easy to find and close to the front door for quick access if needed.  Also above - a new supply of 20 Lockboxes delivered to Officer Mills on Saturday.  An additional five lockboxes were delivered today, 17Sep.
 
  Officer Howie Mills attended our 19 September meeting and talked about a couple of users of the lockboxes and how they have helped.  He said that when a 911 call involves a medical emergency, a police officer will arrive to assist.  A card is maintained at the Police Station for each lockbox recipient with their name, address and lockbox code.  One issue came up where a lockbox was thrown out when the original home owner passed away, the home was sold and the WPD was not informed.  The Rotary sticker had disappeared the the realtor was not aware of the lockbox's intended use.  So, we are in the process of creating a weatherproof sticker that will clearly identify that the lockbox is the Property of Westerly Police Dept and Rotary sponsored.
 
If you know of someone who is "at risk" and can benefit from having a lockbox installed at their home, please contact the Westerly Police Department or Officer Mills at the non-emergency Phone Number 401.596.2022.  Our lockboxes are provided to residents, as needed, free of charge.  Also, if other groups wish to donate lockboxes to the Westerly Police Department, please purchase them from McQuade's Ace Hardware.  We are being awarded special pricing and have delivered 63 lockboxes to Officer Mills for distribution as of this month.
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