Residential Lock Box Program

Plumstead Township Police have initiated a Residential Lockbox Program.  This program is free of charge to Plumstead Township residents.  The requirements are: residents who are either live alone or must be left alone on a regular basis and are either age 65 and above or under 65 with a major medical issue that could render them incapacitated or unconscious.  The lockbox will be installed at the residence and a key to the residence will be placed in the lockbox.  The code to open the lockbox will be entered by the officer and the code will only be provided to Bucks County Emergency Services radio room.  In the event the resident would not be able to get to the door an officer could access the lockbox and open the door without doing damage to force open the door. 

This program began in June and we received a donation of 8 lockboxes from Wehrung’s Lumber and Home Center.  We installed 6 lockboxes in June.  To continue the program we are looking for donations to assist in the purchase of additional lockboxes so that senior residents do not have to pay for this valuable resource.

 You may contact Plumstead Township Police Department 215-766-8741.  Contact Officer: Cpl. Michael Johnson, mjohnson@plumstead.gov

Addition information is available on Plumstead Township and Plumstead Township Police websites.


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Photo: Cpl. Michael Johnson, DJ Stahley from Wehrung’s, Chief David Mettin, receiving donated lockboxes