Operation Blue Angel
The West Orange Police Department and the West Orange Fire Department, in partnership with Department of Senior Services and the West Orange Age-Friendly initiative, are pleased to announce a new program for the senior and medically disabled community. Operation Blue Angel is designed to provide additional peace of mind for the West Orange senior community in the event of an emergency.
The free program is open to eligible township residents 55 years of age or older who live alone or will be alone for extended periods of time on a regular basis; or persons with a medical condition(s) that could lead to incapacitation and who live alone or are alone for extended periods of time on a regular basis; or live with another individual and meet any of the requirements.
The program includes a lock box, which will be owned and maintained by the police department and will be placed on the participant’s door by police personnel. The lock box will contain a key to the residence, which the resident must supply. The key will only be accessed by responding police officers in the event of an emergency where officers cannot gain access to the residence. The Operation Blue Angel program lockbox will not be accessed by anyone for any other means.
Operation Blue Angel is made possible by funding from the Partners for Health Foundation and is free of cost to eligible community members.
Interested residents are encouraged to visit the West Orange Township Police Department website, www.westorange.org and print out the following program forms: Blue Angel Liability Release Form and Blue Angel Application Form; read, review and sign the waiver requirements; then return the completed forms to West Orange Police Department, Attention: Operation Blue Angel Program Coordinator, 66 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052.
Those unable to print the forms should contact the department at 973-325-4038 or email Officer Frank Romayo at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. An officer from the Community Services Unit will contact those who apply regarding acceptance/participation in the program.