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Bergen County Sheriffs Office
Thursday April 29th, 2010 :: 07:13 p.m. EDT


Sheriff McGuire Conducts Senior Safety Presentations for County Residents

Sheriff McGuire Conducts Senior Safety Presentations for County Residents

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Leo P. McGuire this week visited senior centers in Elmwood Park and Oakland to teach senior citizens how to stay safe and be prepared for emergency situations.

“The safety of our residents is always our top priority,” Sheriff McGuire said. “As the largest law enforcement agency in the county, we are dedicated to providing our senior citizens with the resources and life-saving tools they need to feel safe at home and in our communities.”

During the presentations, Sheriff McGuire offered seniors tips on how to stay safe at home and when out in public. The Sheriff also highlighted two popular programs that are implemented through the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).

The BCSO’s Gold Star Identification Program provides first responders with vital medical information in the event of an emergency. Participants receive a photo identification card, which corresponds to an emergency contact file maintained by the BCSO’s 24-Hour Operations Unit. The program is available for county residents over the age of 65 and residents with special needs.

Project Lifesaver is an innovative rapid-response program designed to help individuals and families living with Alzheimer ’s disease, Autism or Down Syndrome. The program is a rescue service that trains, equips and deploys members of the Sheriff’s Office to assist local police agencies in locating individuals who may wander from home and become lost due to confusion and memory loss.

For more information about any of the senior citizen programs offered by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, please contact the agency’s Community Outreach Unit at 201-336-3540. For pictures from Elmwood Park or Oakland, please contact Jenn Monaghan at 201-336-3500 ext. 7367 or by email at

Bergen County Sheriffs Office
10 Main St
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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