Elder Affairs

Elder Affairs

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street · Holliston, Massachusetts · 01746

Business: (508)429-1212 · Fax (508)429-0611

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HOLLISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 “Serving and Protecting the Seniors of our Community”

 The Officers of the Holliston Police Department, consistent with our Mission Statement of, “…helping to secure a safe and just community in which human rights and responsibilities are properly respected and balanced…”, faithfully perform the following services that are specific, but not limited to, our senior citizens.

Well Being Checks 

Medical Assistance Calls 

Motor Vehicle and Residential Lockout Calls 

Motor Vehicle Crash Investigations 

Elder at Risk Referrals 

Elder Abuse Investigations and Prosecutions 

Residential Vacation Checks 

Residential Alarm Calls 

Crime Prevention Advice 

Road Condition Reports 

Fraud and Scam Investigations and Prosecutions 

Utility Company Information and Notifications 

General Town Information and Referrals

All Officers are trained and experienced in the services that we provide. We are available at all times (24/7), and can be reached at:

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street

Holliston, MA 01746

(508) 429-1212

(508) 429-0611 (Fax)

911 (Emergencies)

 

Officer Matthew Waugh

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street

Holliston, MA  01746

(508)429-1212

 

 

 

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Important Information:

All senior citizens living in Holliston should take the time to complete the

Holliston Police Department Senior Citizen Information Form

This detailed form provides information to emergency services personnel (police, fire, EMS) in case of an emergency. The information provided on this form is vital for police officers and firefights to have available. All of the information provided on the form will remain confidential and kept on record with the Holliston Police Department and Holliston Fire Department.

Please forward any additional questions to Officer John Moore.

Lost Elder System

The Holliston Police Department is committed to the rapid response and location of elders at risk who have wandered off and become lost. In this regard, we are in the process of becoming a member town in LifeSaver International. This is an organization dedicated to the safe return of those who are enrolled in the program through the use of a bracelet/transmitter system. This program is administered through the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office as the State representative of the system. We have been in contact with them, and through the initial assistance of the Millis Police Department, we hope to begin signing people up who may qualify for the program.

 

If you know of an elder that suffers from Dementia, Alzheimer's, or a related condition, please contact the Holliston Police Department and will do an initial intake of the necessary information. The last obstacle to get his program up and running is the cost. The bracelet setup is $300 with a $25/month cost of maintenance (both fees are set by and collected by LifeSaver International.)

Community Policing for Elders

The Holliston Police Department offers a wide variety of services to the residents of Holliston that do not typically fit into the traditional law enforcement role. These services include motor vehicle lockouts, medical calls, vacation checks, utility calls, animal calls, etc.

Elders in Holliston should take advantage of our ability to assist. Even if we are unable to completely solve the problem, we can, in the spirit of community policing, connect the citizen to another person or organization that may be able to help.

 

 

 

Elder Alert Systems

The Holliston Police Department responds to all Elder Alert Systems upon notification from the administrator of the program. The Lifeline Alert System is a wrist, pendant, or voice activated unit that sets off an alarm at the administration office (staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year). They, in turn, notify the local police department. For more information, they can be contacted at (800)380-3111

 

Identity Theft

How does it occur?

Identity theft is defined as when when one person gains personal information and/or poses (or intends to impose) as another person for the purpose of obtaining credit, goods, services, or for the purpose of committing a fraud or other crime. (see M.G.L. c.265 s.37E)

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your name, social security number, driver's license number, place of employment, employee identification number, maiden name, credit card numbers, any of your passwords or pin numbers, OR any combination thereof that leads to an unconsented use of someone's identity resulting in financial loss to either the victim or any creditor that extended credit after the theft

 

 

It may occur through...

1) Personal information taken while you use an ATM,

 

use a credit card at a store, or verbally pass on your

 

personal information when people are present.

 

2) Personal information is taken from your mail

service or your trash

 

3) Personal information is taken from your computer

use (responses, purchases, etc.)

 

What do I if I am a victim of identity theft?

(in addition to creditor notification)

 

                                                         1.    CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                                                                   

                                                                      File a police report and ask the police to attach your Federal Trade

                                                                      Commission (FTC) complaint to the police report.

 

                                                                      May be able to proceed under the Identity Fraud Statute

                                                                     (M.G.L. c.266 s.37E) depending on jurisdiction

 

                                                         2.    CONTACT THE MAJOR CREDIT BUREAUS

 

                                                                      Register a fraud alert on your credit file.

                                                                      Equifax             (800)525-6285

                                                                      Experian           (800)397-3742

                                                                      TransUnion       (800)680-7289

 

                                                          3.   CALL THE SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD HOTLINE

 

                                                                      Alert them in case your SSN was compromised.

                                                                      Office of the Inspector General    (800)269-0271

 

                                                          4.    CONTACT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

                       

                                                                       Call the FTC directly at 1-877-ID-THEFT or visit their website

                                                                       at www.ftc.gov/idtheft

                                                                                                   

                                                                       Register with their Identity Theft Clearinghouse online

                                                                       Deter.Detect.Defend

                   

                                                          5.    COMPLETE THE IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM'S COMPLAINT & AFFIDAVIT

                                                                        Identity Theft Victim's Complaint & Affidavit Form