Sunday, January 11, 2015

Kudos to the Rockwood,Tennessee Police Department: Looking Out for Vulnerable Citizens, including the Homeless, in Extreme Weather Conditions


R U Safe is a volunteer program citizens may participate in if they meet certain qualifications. The program is a joint cooperative effort between the Rockwood Police and Fire Departments to provide welfare checks on those qualifying. You must meet one of the following qualifications to qualify:

1. Reside within the Rockwood City Limits

2. Be 65 years of age or older

3. Disabled

4. Be referred by an assistance agency such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, a Licensed Physician, or your clergy.

This program will provide us with the knowledge of those individuals who in extreme weather conditions (below 15 degrees or above 100 degrees or information about you from a loved one or someone requesting a welfare check). We will also check on you from time to time (there is no timetable) as part of our community policing initiative. We only conduct checks to make sure you are safe and, if we feel the situation warrants further assistance, may refer you to agencies equipped to provide such assistance. We will also provide you with information to get you help. We do not perform routine maintenance or household chores.

If wish to participate you can clink on the “R U Safe” form link below then complete and print it. Mail the completed form to Rockwood Police, 115 N. Front Street, Rockwood, TN 37854. You may also email the completed form to

R U Safe

If you wish to participate you can click on the link below to view and print the R U Safe form. Once you have completed it, you may mail it to the Rockwood Police department, 110 N. Front Street, Rockwood, TN 37854

Rockwood Police and Fire-working to keep YOU safe!

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