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Posted on: August 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Free service checks up on residents who live alone

Good Morning Call

The Good Morning Call program was instituted by the Roswell Police Department to provide a daily telephone call to individuals who live alone and want the reassurance of knowing they will be contacted each day to make sure they are okay. The service is free to Roswell residents.

All those who sign up for the program receive a telephone call from an RPD employee each day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. If a call goes unanswered, it is repeated after a short interval, and if it remains unanswered, action is taken by RPD. In most cases, this initial action consists of contacting a relative, friend or neighbor who has been nominated by the program participant. At least two contact people will be sought on each program application. If there is a no reply from the listed contacts, RPD will call the local hospitals and/or the participant’s health center or another care center they use. RPD would then determine any further appropriate steps that need to be taken to check on the person’s welfare, such as paying a visit to their home.

“The difference these calls can make to the lives of so many people is beyond belief,” Police Chief Phil Smith said. “Many of the community members we will call could in fact be receiving the only call or it will be the only person they speak to all day. Our service ensures all our community members are checked upon each day of the year. This gives reassurance not only to the community member, but also to friends and family.”

Applications for The Good Morning Call program are available at the front desk of the Roswell Police Department (128 W. Second St.). Anyone who would like to sign up for the program is encouraged to submit an application. Anyone who knows of someone who would benefit from the program is encouraged to let them know about it and perhaps bring them an application. Anyone who needs assistance obtaining an application can call RPD at (575) 624-6770. 

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