Reassurance Program

Initiated in the Town of Yarmouth over 20 years ago, the Reassurance Program is one of long-standing success.  The premise is simple – to provide comfort and support to senior citizens, adults living alone, the infirmed, or the disabled within our community.

It works in this way:

Between the hours of 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM, those individuals from Yarmouth who are registered with us call the Yarmouth Police Department at 846-3333 (or TTY at 781-4154) and speak with the dispatcher on duty.  By doing so, the caller makes his or her wellbeing known.  If for any number of reasons the dispatcher is not contacted by the deadline, the dispatcher will attempt to contact the registrant by telephone.  Failing a response, a police officer will be dispatched to the residence to make contact or to render any assistance which may be needed at the time.  Should you be planning time away from home, you would let us know in advance of your departure and anticipated return date.

In order to assist rapidly and competently, registrants will be requested to provide us with some general information such as names of family members, emergency numbers, physician and medical information, and prescription medications.

If you would like to participate in this program, please download the application here, pick up an application in the police department lobby, or contact us at 846-3333 and we will be happy to mail it to you!