SEMINARY, MS (WDAM) - When the Seminary Police Department was established in October of 2013 Michael Kelly of Seminary was appointed Chief.
Kelly says one of the first things he wanted to do was improve communication between the department and the residents in town. With that in mind, they came up with three new programs with the first being Senior Watch where folks can register their elderly family members with the department so when an emergency arises and an officer responds he can already have vital information that could save the person's life.
The next program is Watch Seminary where residents who are witnessing a crime can go to the departments web site to report it and get an immediate response to the crime scene.
The last program is Seminary Alert where residents can register to receive email alerts on their computer or phone about any emergency that may affect the town like severe weather, power outages, or traffic accidents.
"So far it's been one success story after another," said Kelly. "When you combine taking care of your elderly, listening to people, and then being able to respond back to their needs, it's a combination for success."
Residents wanting to be a part of these programs can register at www.seminarypolice.org