LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Police Department has begun the “Operation Lifeline” program for residents who are 55 years of age or older who live alone or any resident of any age who has a medical condition that is potentially incapacitating.

Residents who sign up for the program can provide the police department with a key to their residence which will be kept secured at police headquarters.

Residents who are registered with the program simply call the police department at a specified time daily and notify the dispatcher that they are checking in for the day and are OK. If the resident does not call the police department by a specified time, an officer or dispatcher will call the registrant to ensure that they are OK. If the officer or dispatcher is unable to get in contact with the resident, a police officer will be dispatched to the residence with the provided key to ensure the resident is alright. 

Applications for the program are available at police headquarters 24/7. Anyone with questions about the program can contact Cpl. Jon Vanak at 973-774-7868 or Lt. Jim Briggs at 973-774-7889.