Sheriff Levorchick has ID cards to keep seniors safe

Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick is offering a new program designed to help keep the seniors of Ottawa County safe and informed about important issues that concern them. The Law Enforcement Awareness Program for Seniors (LEAPS) will provide free senior fingerprint identification cards.

The special cards are available for free at special events such as the Ottawa County Fair, safety fairs, and other local events. The cards can also be obtained by calling the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office in advance to schedule a large group or family.

The special ID cards can be kept conveniently on your person, in your wallet, or in your purse.

In the event of a missing persons incident or medical emergency, these identification cards can provide first responders with immediately available information such as medical conditions and medications along with a picture and thumbprint.

Informational meetings will be 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Ida Rupp Library Meeting Room. Contact Detective Joe Leroux at 419-734-6843 for more information.

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