Safe Senior Program

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The Miami Township Safe Senior Program provides residents a safe and secure program that identifies, locates and assists seniors during an emergency. Signing up for the program is voluntary and participants can provide as much or as little information as they wish to provide to the police department. There is no cost to you unless you take part in the lock box option. By filling out the File of Life form, you provide us with key information that officers can access to help you in a time of crisis.

The program is designed for:

  • Residents with Alzheimer's/dementia
  • People 60 years of age and older, who are often home alone and may have trouble communicating with officers
  • Juveniles or adults with developmental conditions that may prevent them from communicating clearly with officers
  • Missing elderly residents

How Safe Seniors works:

  • The Safe Senior Program asks you to fill out a File for Life form that provides officers with information about you
  • Sign up is voluntary - fill out as much information as you wish officers to access
  • Supply a photo, personal information, emergency contacts, vehicle information, medical history, medications, etc.
  • Return your form to the Miami Township Police Department, 2660 Lyons Road, during business hours, M-F, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Lock Box Option:

  • The police department has a limited number of lock boxes to provide residents. This box can be placed on a door, much like a realtor's lock box is used, so that officers and fire personnel can enter your home quickly without the need to force entry
  • Residents may also choose to purchase a lock box, then provide police with the box access information

Your Information is Secure:

Your security is of our upmost concern. The information you voluntarily provide is stored in a secure database accessible only by police dispatchers, police officers and police supervisors. The Miami Valley Fire District will also have access to the files. Police officers and fire personnel will not enter a residence unless summoned to an emergency. A back up hard copy of the File of Life form is also kept in a secure location with dispatchers should a power outage and/or computer failure occur.



For more information, contact Community Resource Officer William Olinger by email,, or call 937-433-2301.

Special thanks to the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association and Officer Edward Drayton of the Kettering Police Department and to:

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