KCSO looking for volunteers to help check on senior citizens

KCSO looking for volunteers to help check on senior citizens

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KCSO is looking for at least 25 people to help out with the program called SCAN, or Senior Citizen Awareness Network. KCSO is looking for at least 25 people to help out with the program called SCAN, or Senior Citizen Awareness Network.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office is looking for community-minded people to volunteers to help check on the safety and security of older citizens.

KCSO is looking for at least 25 people to help out with the program called SCAN, or Senior Citizen Awareness Network.

The volunteers wear uniforms and drive a KCSO car. They will evaluate the safety of enrolled seniors' homes, give out crime prevention tips and provide agency referrals.

SCAN volunteers also report crime and emergency situations to 911.

Interested individuals must be at least 21 years old and fill out an application which includes a background check, driver history check and an interview. There is a two week training class scheduled for July.

If accepted into the program, you would then be required to work two days a month.

Application deadly is March 7. For more information, contact SCAN Coordinator Julie Bond at julie.bond@knoxsheriff.org or (865) 215-5627.

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