Like many of you today we are all concerned about the high cost of living, it seems that no matter where you turn some one is asking you for money, but not here. There is absolutely no cost to the subscriber for this program. The only requirement is that a questionnaire be filled out so that you or your family members information can be entered into a database. This information is not shared or given to anyone but is needed in case of an emergency. A copy of this questionnaire can be found on this web site or you may come by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to pick up a copy or you can simply call in and we will take your information over the phone. We do ask that at some point we do have a face to face meeting so that we can fully explain the program to you or your family members. This will also allow us to get a full description of your residence so that it will be easier to find in case we have to dispatch a deputy to your location. Once the questionnaire is filled out it will take a couple of days for your information to be entered into the system and we will make a couple of test calls to make sure that the system is working properly and that you are satisfied with the system. You can stop subscribing to the system at any time you wish.
Who Can Sign Up?
The “Are You OK?” program was initially set up for people who live alone, have no one to care for them or are shut-ins. The program however is so versatile that virtually anyone can be added to the call list for any reason. We will list a few below just to give you an idea:
1. You live alone
2. You must take medicine at a certain time of the day
3. You want to make sure your children are at home after school
4. You live out of town and you want to make sure your parents are OK
5. You have a doctors appointment you need to be reminded of
These are only a few of the examples that can be done with this program. The person or person(s) to be called do not have to be called every day it may only be once a month, that is up to you to decide.
Field Interview Form
The Field Interview Form will be added shortly. This form will provide us with the information we need in order to taylor the program to your needs. Here are a few of the questions that will be asked:
1. Your name and address
2. Emergency Contact information
3. Name of your doctor and clergy
4. Next of Kin
5. Any key holders to your home
6. Do you have any pets
7. Do you live alone
8. Any physical impairments
The reason for some of the questions will be explained to you as you fill out the form. It will be extremely important to answer all the questions as completely as possible. Remember if a deputy or police officer is dispatched to your residence because we have been unable to make contact with you they may have to force their way into the house to check on you, that is why we ask if there is anyone else with a key, if you have pets and if you live alone. Our primary concern is for your safety and for the safety of your loved ones.
You can download a copy of the form here (It may take a few minutes to load). Print the form out and bring it by our office located at 1900 Frederick Road in Opelika. If you are unable to download the form you can come by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and pick one up.
For any questions or to sign up please feel free to contact: