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R-U-OKAY

WHAT IS IT ?

         The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office has implemented an automatic system for the purpose of checking on the senior citizens of our communities. This system is called the R-U-OKAY program which is an independently functioning computer system which makes several phone calls a day automatically to check on our senior citizens.

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

          An individual computer which is dedicated to this service initiates phone calls to each participant. Once the call is initiated the computer speaks to the individual in a computer generated voice which announces that it is the R-U-OKAY system performing a call to see if you are okay. While the call is in progress the computer monitors whether or not the individual answers the phone. In the case that an individual does not answer the phone, an audible alarm is sent out via speaker on the system, telling the dispatch personnel that the person called did not answer and there may be a problem. At this time a Patrol Deputy would be dispatched to the location of the call to check on the person. In the case that an individual answers the phone they are asked to press a certain key or number in order to answer the system that everything is okay or another key or number may be pressed if the individual is in need of assistance, at which time a Patrol Deputy is dispatched to assist the individual.

CONTACT PERSON

         In an effort to make the R-U-OKAY program more accessible, a deputy has been assigned full time as a contact person for the system. The contact person is Deputy Craig Barker, who is charged with the proper operation and monitoring of the system. Before joining the Sheriff's office, Deputy Barker served thirty four plus years with the military. His years of experience coupled with his enthusiasm to work with our Seniors, will enhance your R-U- OK program.

You may contact Deputy Barker at the following numbers:

      Allen Parish Sheriff's Office....................337-639-4353

      Oakdale Area.......................................318-335-0379

      Elizabeth Area......................................318-634-7619

      Kinder Area..........................................337-738-5691

       Email:        cbarker@allenparishso.com

 
 
 
 
 
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