San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore on fire season and elder abuse
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – With temperatures heating up, it’s a good time to remind everyone to be prepared in the event of a wildfire. Sheriff Bill Gore stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss what deputies do to protect the community from wildfires with evacuations, traffic control, how they work closely with fire agencies during fire incidents and encourage the public to register for emergency notifications from Alert San Diego.
The Sheriff also talked about what the Sheriff’s Department does to protect senior citizens from becoming victims of crime. Saturday, June 15th marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The Sheriff’s Department also oversees the Take Me Home Program, a FREE service that gives law enforcement access to critical information about those enrolled who suffer from Alzheimer’s or any other developmental disabilities should they get lost.
There is also the You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program. Sheriff’s Senior Volunteers visit homebound seniors several times a week to make sure they are okay.