Community Programs

Community Programs

​Operation Medicine Cabinet

 

Operation Medicine Cabinet is a medication disposal program.

 

Medicines in the home are one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning.  When flushed or thrown in the trashcan, they end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high - over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge. 

 

Drop-off is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked.  Medications may be returned in any container or removed from the original pill bottles for increased privacy.  Unwanted prescription, over the counter, and vitamins or other nutritional supplements will be accepted.

 

Medications may be dropped at the front desk of the Garland County Sheriff’s Office at 525 Ouachita Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. (excluding holidays).  If you have any questions, please contact GCSO at 501-622-3660.

 

Project Lifesaver

 

Project Lifesaver is a lost person locating program.

Project Lifesaver was established to help families of Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Down Syndrome members. Garland County Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver was started in April of 2006 with donations from the citizens of Garland County.

Our “Clients” wear a small wrist transmitter that emits a signal which is received by our tracking equipment. If the client becomes lost, they can be tracked by a search specialist and can normally be located within minutes instead of hours.

If you have any questions about Project Lifesaver, please contact Captain Shelby Terry at 501-622-3673 or email at SRT@garlandcounty.org

 

Senior Care

 

Senior Care and Safety Check is a telephone reassurance program. Here's how it works........

You or a loved one simply fills out a registration form containing information about you, when you would like to be called, loved ones or neighbors that you would want to respond if an emergency existed (preferably someone with a key to your residence) and if you have pets.

Persons registered in the system are called once a day at, or near, the time that you request. When you answer the phone, a computerized message from the Sheriff will be played asking if you are OK or need assistance and asking that you press a corresponding number on your phones keypad to respond with your answer.

If you respond that everything is OK, no further action is taken. If you indicate that you need assistance, the system is put into action. Several things happen simultaneously at this point.

    Your 1st Contact Person is notified that you need assistance and to respond.
    Your 2nd Contact Person is notified (if #1 was unavailable).
    Our Dispatchers are notified by phone, email and printout of the situation and will take action based on whether or not a contact person was available to respond.
    Deputies and / or emergency medical assistance will be dispatched based on the answers that we receive.

With multiple phone lines and digital technology...... this all takes place within seconds!

To get yourself, or a loved one, enrolled in this free service simply Click Here To RegisterClick Here To Register , fill it in (completely) and submit. We will contact you prior to activating you in the system.

 

If you have any questions about ​Senior Care Safety Check, please contact Captain Shelby Terry at 501-622-3673 or email at SRT@garlandcounty.org

 

After School

 

After School Safety Check is a telephone reassurance program. Here are the only requirements:

    You live in Garland County (which includes the city limits), and;
    You must have a touch-tone telephone.

Once subscribed, our system automatically calls your child on the days and at the times you designate. If the call is not answered or acknowledged, our system will automatically call you and/or send you an email alert.

Parents — We must stress that we will not be able to send units to check on your children. This system is designed as a tool to assist you and to contact you if your child does not answer the phone after school. If they do not answer, it is your responsibility to check on them.

Parents, you simply provide us with the phone number and time you wish our system to call to make sure your child has made it home safely from school. The time can be set in five minute intervals, such as 3:30, 3:35 and so on, up until 8:00 pm. You may also choose the days of the week to be called. If your child does not answer the telephone, then your contact number or numbers will be called. You can leave up to three numbers for our system to call such as your work or cell phone and or a second parent contact number.

The call your child receives will be a recorded voice and it will simply ask them to push number 1 on the phone keypad if they are okay.

If they respond that everything is OK, no further action is taken. If there is no answer, the system is put into action. Several things happen simultaneously at this point.

    Your 1st Contact Number is called and informs you that the child has not answered.
    Your 2nd Contact Number is called (if #1 was unanswered).
    Your 3rd Contact Number is called (if #1 and #2 was unanswered).
    An email is sent informing you that the call went unanswered.
With multiple phone lines and digital technology...... this all takes place within seconds!

To get your child enrolled in this free service simply fill in the Registration FormRegistration Form, and submit it.

 

If you have any questions about ​After School Safety Check, please contact Captain Shelby Terry at 501-622-3673 or email at SRT@garlandcounty.org