Senior Citizen Call-In Program

The City of Woodbury Police Department, in conjunction with the Woodbury Office of Emergency Management, is pleased to announce the institution of a Senior Citizen Call-in Program. If you are a resident of Woodbury and are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for participation in the program.

More information and an application can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Woodbury City Hall, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury
  • Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury
  • Woodbury Police Department, 200 N Broad Street, Woodbury

Message from the Chief of Police, Reed A. Merinuk

Dear Woodbury Senior Citizen,

The City of Woodbury Police Department in conjunction with the Woodbury Office of Emergency Management is pleased to announce a service available to Senior Citizens that reside in the City of Woodbury.

The Senior Citizens call-in program will allow for daily contact between senior citizens and the Woodbury Police Department. This service can provide peace of mind for seniors who live alone or act as a caretaker and do not have daily contact with family or friends. It is a free service to all Woodbury senior citizens who qualify.

The program consists of a daily check-in phone call with the Woodbury Police Department. If a phone call is not received within the specified time frame, a phone call will be made to your home. If the police are still unable to contact you, a Woodbury Police Officer will be sent to your home to check on your well-being.

In order to enroll in the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be 65 years of age or older, live alone or be a caretaker.
  2. You must have a telephone in your residence.
  3. You must call the police every day between 7 am and 11 am. You may contact the police dispatcher by dialing the main Woodbury number at 856-845-0064. When you call in advise the dispatcher that you are a senior call-in member. The dispatcher will then take your name and mark you off as having checked in for the day.
  4. You must notify the police ahead of time if you have plans to go away and when you will be returning. This can be done with a simple phone call to the police dispatcher. The Woodbury Police also offer a free service for property checks if you will be away on vacation. A vacant home security check request form may be obtained at the police administration building at 200 North Broad Street. Once this form is completed the police department will complete periodic security checks of your residence on the dates that you specify that you will be away.
  5. In the event that we are unable to contact you, the officer that responds to your residence will need to enter your residence, by force if necessary, to check your well-being. If you wish to provide the police department with a key, if an emergency does occur, it will make it easier for the officer to enter your home.

If you wish to participate in the program, please fill out the attached form and return it to the Woodbury Police Department, 200 N Broad Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096. Any questions pertaining to the program, please call 856-845-0065.


Thomas Ryan
Chief of Police