Lockport, IL and Nearby Communities' Police Departments to Add New Beneficial Program For Disabled Residents!

By
Mortgage and Lending with NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 IL Lic 031.0006220/WI

 

    

 

     Although not an official Lockport, IL Police Department program quite yet, the new Lockport Police Department Care Trak program is already making headlines for itself.

     A caring Lockport Police Officer, Jeren Szmergalski, was instrumental in the two-year process of bringing this extremely helpful program to the city for the benefit of its disabled citizens and their caregivers.  Gene Mundt Chicago Bancorp Lockport Care Trak

     Having dealt in the past with Lockport disabled citizens, or visiting individuals that had wandered off due to confusion, Alzheimers, or other illnesses ... Officer Szmergalski knew that the Care Trak program that was implemented in neighboring cities could benefit Lockport's residents as well.

     Officer Szmergalski knew time is of the essence when someone wanders off and is lost.  But if no program is in place, or no information has been provided prior to that disappearance, police need to gather important personal information regarding the lost person at the time of the reported disappearance and before a search can begin.  When in place, the Care Trak program will eliminate that need and resulting time-delay.

     The Lockport Women's Club and the local Walmart generously assisted in funding monies needed to purchase the equipment for the Lockport Police Department Care Trak program.  Certification has been earned by 5 Lockport police officers at the present time.  The department plans to have every officer certified at some point in the near future.Gene Mundt Chicago Bancorp Lockport Care Trak Blog

     Residents and caregivers in Lockport, IL will be able to apply to take part in this new program soon.  Applications will include the need for a personal history of the individual that wanders.  The wandering individual in question must require 24-hour care, have problems with communicating, and suffer from either Down Syndrome, Autism, Dementia, or a traumatic brain injury.  Physical identifiers (tatoos, scars, piercings), medicines being taken, actual medical information/history, and the caregiver(s) information will be needed upon application also.

     A required purchase of a patient package, at a cost of $246, includes a tracking band that will surround the ankle or wrist of the named wanderer.  The band contains a transmitter that police can track through the frequency emitted.  A beeping sound can be heard by police on their tracking equipment, if the wanderer is within a one-mile radius of their last known location.  A police search is conducted for any lost person on foot first.  If that search is unsuccessful, the tracking equipment is moved to a squad car.

     The Care Trak program has tracked approximately 2,000 persons reported missing.  Its success rate has been phenomenal, with every one of those wanderers found within 30 minutes of first being reported.

     If you are a Lockport, IL resident or caregiver interested in finding out more about the new Care Trak program, please contact the Lockport Police Department located at: 1212 S Farrell Rd, Lockport, IL.  The non-emergency number for the Lockport Police Department is: (815) 838-2131.  You can visit their website at:  http://www.lockportpolice.info for more information also.

     It should be noted that the nearby communities of Crest Hill, IL and Romeoville, IL will have certified officers and a Care Trak program up and running within a few months.  The actual name of the programs in these cities, and Lockport as well, may be changed in the future to avoid confusion with the Care Trak company itself.

Posted by

  

 Twitter Account of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   LinkedIn Account of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Facebook Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Pinterest Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   

Gene's Chicagoland Blog/Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   

 

  

 

 

Gene Mundt

 Mortgage Originator  -  NMLS #216987    

                                 IL Lic. #031.0006220  -  WI License #216987                                                                                                    

NMLS #175656

 

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator,  40+ years of #mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:  #Conventional, #FHA, #VA, #Jumbo, #USDA, and Portfolio Loans in #Chicago and the greater Chicagoland region, including:  The #Lincoln-Way Area, #Will County, (#New Lenox, #Frankfort, #Mokena, #Manhattan, #Joliet, #Shorewood, #Crest Hill, #Plainfield, #Bolingbrook, #Romeoville, #Naperville, #Wilmington, #Peotone, etc.), #DuPage County, the City of Chicago, #Cook County, and elsewhere within IL and Wisconsin. 

 

Your Referrals & Testimonials are Always Greatly Appreciated! 

 

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
Illinois Will County Lockport
Groups:
Chicago-Northern Illinois Real Estate
Seniors Issues
Posts to Localism
Local Expert
Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
Tags:
gene mundt chicago bancorp
lockport il police department
care trak program
disabled residents
beneficial community programs

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
88,446
Linda Kemp
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Stager and Relocation Professional

This is a great post Gene!  I love it when communities care for their own.  if CNN (aka Constantly Negative News) did more to report positive issues we could change the  collective consciousness of the United States and beyond.  You go Gene!

Jul 08, 2010 01:28 PM #1
Rainmaker
511,328
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

It's about time something refreshing comes on the news. This is what we need to see on a daily basis.

Jul 08, 2010 04:16 PM #2
Rainmaker
1,250,578
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Linda:  I was particularly impressed with this program for our city.  This could be a really valuable service and source of peace of mind for our residents.  It the city showing real caring.  Thanks for the kind words Linda.  Hope to see you soon ...

Robert:  I so agree with you.  Something POSITIVE was refreshing ... and felt so good.  Especially given it was the city where I live ...  Kudos to Lockport, IL!  

Gene  

 

Jul 09, 2010 05:13 AM #3
Rainmaker
174,893
Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

Gene, I am feeling the same about this. How refreshing. How positive. How needed.

Jul 09, 2010 08:06 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,250,578
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Kate:  Yep!  I was proud of our little town!  I hope this program spreads.  Hope all is well and business is booming for you Kate ..

Gene

Jul 09, 2010 09:31 AM #5
Rainmaker
320,835
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Gene....What a wonderful and innovative program which is certainly needed, not just in the Lockport area, but would be great in every community.

Jul 09, 2010 01:13 PM #6
Rainmaker
1,250,578
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Carra:  Most definitely!  The peace of mind this could offer families could be amazing.  Hopefully, Lockport is just leading the way and others follow suit quickly.

Gene

Jul 10, 2010 10:25 AM #7
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
1,250,578

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi

708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
Contact Me For Mortgage Answers, Info & Assistance:
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information