Feeling Safe in Your Home Space

The South Burlington Community Justice Center and South Burlington Police Department visited the Senior Center on Wednesday, April 20 to give seniors tips on how to feel safe in their homes.. Crimes in our communities, news reports, personal experiences often contribute to people not feeling safe in their homes. Josef Lavanway, Director of the South Burlington Community Justice Center and Sergeant Dennis Ward, South Burlington Police  gave seniors the tips of neighbor connections, adding deterrents such as motion lights, and life alert to help increase home safety.

They also spoke of the programs, Project Good Morning a check in program for seniors where they receive a phone call daily to ensure they are safe and the Vacant House Check which has the police department check your house if you are going to be away for an extended period of time. Lavanway and Ward also told seniors that they could request a perimeter investigation of their home through the police department. The police department would do a walk around of your home on the outside identifying objects such as shrubs that obstruct views from neighbors for more visible entry points. For more information about these programs, contact the South Burlington Police Department at 846-4111.

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